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Iran and Pakistan foreign ministers discuss Afghanistan in Islamabad

The Iranian foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, has warned that the situation in Afghanistan has a significant impact on neighbouring countries, particularly Iran and Pakistan.

Addressing a joint press conference with his Pakistani counterpart, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in Islamabad on Thursday, Abdollahian stressed the importance of supporting the people of Afghanistan.

“Under any circumstances, it is a religious and humanitarian responsibility to extend support to the people of Afghanistan,” he said.

The Pakistani foreign minister also highlighted that both sides had agreed to continue their active engagement in Afghanistan with the goal of promoting peace and stability there and improving the well-being and prosperity of the citizens of Afghanistan.

According to the Pakistani newspaper DAWN, the visit of the Iranian foreign minister to Pakistan included discussions on enhancing bilateral cooperation in areas like economy, trade, and tourism.

Both countries have committed to increasing bilateral trade to $5 billion and have plans to establish a special economic free trade region along their common border points.