ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan in a telephone call with Iran President-elect Ebrahim Raisi expressed concern about the security situation in Afghanistan.

The prime minister cautioned that the latest developments could lead to serious repercussions for both Pakistan and Iran, resulting in an influx of refugees towards the bordering areas of the two countries.

He strongly underscored the imperative for a negotiated political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. Both sides emphasised the need to continue facilitating an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned inclusive political settlement.

Moreover, Pakistan and Iran also agreed to further boost existing cooperation, particularly in its economic dimension.

The two sides expressed satisfaction at the upward trajectory of bilateral relations and it was also affirmed that the establishment of border sustenance markets along Pakistan-Iran border would yield economic and social benefits for the people of both countries.

Imran thanked Iran for its steadfast support for the just cause of Jammu and Kashmir. Expressing concern at the serious human rights situation in Kashmir and Palestine, the two leaders emphasised the need to resolve these long-standing disputes in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.


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