Published: Mon, September 03, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Zarif meets Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Islamabad

Zarif meets Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Islamabad

Khan said this after meeting Kazuyuki Nakane, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan who called on the prime minister and congratulated him on his election victory.

Pakistan is cooperating with Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative, but the country's financial situation remains hard.

US President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the agreement this year and announced the re-imposition of economic sanctions that had been lifted as part of the deal. "Pakistan and Iran have stood by each other in hard moments".

The statement also noted that the top Iranian and Pakistani diplomats agreed to host the next rounds of bilateral political consultations and the joint economic commission at early dates.

On Thursday, the IAEA once again reaffirmed Iran's full compliance with its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal in the second such report after the United States stopped fulfilling its side of the bargain and left the multilateral agreement in violation of worldwide law.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday constituted an 18-member Economic Advisory Council and out of these 18 members 7 belong to government while 11 are from the private sector. He said he wants to work to implement the Security Council resolutions.

Zarif and Imran Khan said Muslim countries should strengthen close cooperation to solve issues related to the Muslim world and the region.

After planting the sapling, the prime minister took to twitter to motivate people to plant trees. They reiterated their determination for lasting peace and stability in the country.

He stressed that he wanted to improve relations with the neighbouring countries, including India.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday paid his first visit to the General Headquarters (GHQ) after assuming charge to attend a crucial briefing by the army chief on defence and internal security matters, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). In addition, security collaboration along the troubled Pakistan-Iran border, military cooperation and counterterrorism were among the key issues he discussed with the Gen. Bajwa.

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