Pakistan and Iran have reportedly agreed during the 10th round of Pak-Iran bilateral political consultations to extend full support to the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process in Afghanistan.


Pakistan and Iran have reportedly agreed during the 10th round of Pak-Iran bilateral political consultations to extend full support to the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process in Afghanistan.
This consensus was reached during the 10th round of Pak-Iran Bilateral Political Consultations held in Islamabad.

The Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sayed Abbas Araghchi led their respective delegations at the meeting. Down reported.
“It was noted that fully supporting an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process was the best way to overcome the serious security and politico-economic challenges faced by Pakistan and Iran,” according to an official statement released on Tuesday.

The statement noted that “Pakistan and Iran, as the major geographic neighbours of Afghanistan, also have commonality of views and future approach to restore complete peace and stability in the country”.
The two countries expressed their concern over the rise of new terrorist outfits like the militant Islamic State group, or Daesh, in Afghanistan.
Bilateral relations, business, narcotics trade, illegal migration and refugees were also among issues discussed during the meeting.


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