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Pakistan and Iran on Wednesday agreed to make joint efforts for peace and stability in the region, including Afghanistan, Radio Pakistan reported.
The understanding was reached during a meeting in Islamabad between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Iranian counterpart Jawad Zarif, who is currently visiting the country for talks on regional issues in addition to reviewing the bilateral ties.
During the meeting, Qureshi said Pakistan and Iran can benefit from regional and other important forums for promoting cooperation in bilateral trade, investment, security and other areas of mutual interest. He said durable peace in Afghanistan is imperative for peace and stability in the region. He said the Afghan leadership has a unique opportunity in the from of intra-Afghan dialogue and urged them to not let it go.
The two foreign ministers also expressed concern over rising Islamophobia in some European countries and made it clear that a blasphemous attitude in the guise of freedom of expression is not acceptable at all.