Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Iran-Pakistan Economic Forum, March 12, 2018 in Islamabad © Mehrnews

The head of Iran’s diplomacy, Mohammad Javad Zarif, arrived Sunday night in Pakistan’s Islamabad capital.

Speaking to reporters on his arrival in Islamabad, the top Iranian diplomat described Pakistan as “very close neighbor” before discussing the singularity of relations between the two countries.

“Tehran and Islamabad have had very productive discussions in recent years and especially in recent months on the political and military. ”

A politico-military delegation accompanied Zarif in this visit.

Reacting to the move of the Iranian foreign minister to Pakistan, Firdous Ashiq Awan, former MP and Minister of Information and Broadcasting between 2011 and 2013, expressed hope that this visit will be an additional opportunity to give a new impetus for cooperation between the two countries.

“I hope that through this visit, relations between Iran and Pakistan will return to the path of healthy and regular development. This meeting will also be an opportunity to dispel misunderstandings, “she said.

Coming back to the Iranian negotiating art and the nuclear deal, she said that Iran’s record in this affair was positive, saying that Tehran has, in all its past years, acquired significant experience in the field of nuclear energy. dialogue and in the conclusion of agreements of common interests.

The situation in Afghanistan, the development of Iran-Pakistan relations, the common borders of Pakistan with Iran and Afghanistan, the Yemeni war, the Syrian war and the sending of the Pakistani military to Arabia are on the agenda of Zarif’s discussions with the Pakistani authorities, adds Awan, for whom this trip would be a very important moment for relations between the two countries and an opportunity to strengthen mutual trust.

Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to meet with the President, the Prime Minister, the Army Commander, the Chief of Diplomacy and the Speaker of the Parliament of Pakistan.

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