Pakistan PM Khan meets Iran's Supreme Leader

World Tuesday 23/April/2019 15:00 PM
By: Times News Service
Pakistan PM Khan meets Iran's Supreme Leader

Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan met Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during his first official visit to the country.

"Some parties do not want rapprochement between Tehran and Islamabad, but we can overcome problems," Khan said during the meeting with Khamenei.

He said Pakistan sought to cement ties with their neighbour.

On his part, Khamenei called relations between their people 'solid'.

Arriving in the country yesterday, Khan was welcomed by Iran's President Dr. Hassan Rouhani.

During his stay, Khan and Rouhani announced the creation of a joint anti-terrorism force to police the countries border areas.

Speaking to the press, Khan said that both countries had decided to enhance cooperation in counter-terrorism to ensure that no country's land is used against each other.

Referring to the recent terrorist incident in Balochistan, which claimed lives of 14 security personnel, the Khan said incidents of terrorism affected relations between the two countries, according to Radio Pakistan.

Addressing the news conference, Rouhani stated tensions in border areas had risen in the recent past where terrorists had committed attacks.

Rouhani added that both countries had also agreed to bolster trade and economic relations.

Pakistan and Iran also signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the health sector.

Khan also addressed the Pakistan-Iran Business Community in Tehran to promote trade ties between the two countries.