Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif leaves for Tehran today

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is setting out on a visit to neighboring Iran today (Monday) on the second leg of his provincial visit as a component of Pakistan’s political activity to balance the conceivable negative aftermath of US President Donald Trump’s new procedure for Afghanistan and South Asia.

Foreign Office representative Nafees Zakria revealed that Asif would be making a trip to Tehran on Monday, including that amid his daylong outing, the foreign minister would approach Iranian President Hassan Rohani and hold formal converses with his partner Javad Zarif. The visit is a piece of Pakistan’s endeavors to connect with key local nations against the Trump’s new arrangement for Afghanistan and South Asia.

Iran was among the nations that criticized Trump’s undermining articulation against Pakistan. Islamabad and Tehran give off an impression of being in agreement on Afghanistan. Government authorities are additionally cheerful of a positive result of the foreign minister’s visit since months-old stressed ties amongst Iran and Saudi Arabia are recuperating.

At a news meeting last Thursday in Islamabad, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif had said Pakistan was satisfied to take note of the de-acceleration in strain amongst Tehran and Riyadh.

He additionally focused on the need of seeking after a territorial approach on Afghanistan. Asif said nations, for example, China, Russia, Iran and Turkey could assume a critical part in such manner.