TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi is in Tehran for talks on mutual relations and the latest regional security issues with senior Iranian officials.
Qureshi arrived in the Iranian capital on Tuesday for a three-day official visit, which is taking place at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart, Muhammad Javad Zarif.
According to a Tuesday statement by Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the top Pakistani diplomat plans to have delegation-level talks with Zarif, President Hassan Rouhani and Speaker of the Parliament Muhammad Baqer Qalibaf during his stay.
Qureshi will also travel to the holy city of Mashhad.
During the visit, Iranian and Pakistani officials will open the third border crossing between the two countries.
Zarif and Qureshi will "review bilateral relations with a view to further deepening cooperation in diverse fields,” the statement said.
"The two sides will discuss regional security situation including the latest developments in the Afghan Peace Process and the Jammu & Kashmir dispute. They will also deliberate on strengthening regional cooperation under the umbrella of Economic Cooperation Organization,” it added.
Foreign Minister Qureshi’s visit to Iran is part of regular high-level exchanges between the two countries. Foreign Minister Zarif visited Pakistan in November 2020 at the invitation of Foreign Minister Qureshi, while the two Foreign Ministers met on 30 March 2021 on the sidelines of 9th session of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Ministerial Conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Foreign Minister Qureshi last visited Iran in January 2020.