TEHRAN: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday said that his country sees Pakistan as a neighboring brother, hours after his important meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan.
PM Khan had earlier on Sunday called on the Iranian Supreme Leader during a one-day visit to the Islamic Republic aimed at reducing rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Responding to the message of unity and solidarity among the Muslim nations given out by the Premier, Khamenei tweeted: “Iran sees #Pakistan as a neighboring brother.”
He added, “With this unprecedented opportunity, the relations of the two countries should be better than what they currently are.”
Iran sees #Pakistan as a neighboring brother. With this unprecedented opportunity, the relations of the two countries should be better than what they currently are. Security of the borders should be enhanced, and suspended projects like the gas pipeline should be completed.
— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) October 13, 2019
The Supreme Leader of Iran further added, “Security of the borders should be enhanced, and suspended projects like the gas pipeline should be completed.”
During the meeting with Khamenei, the premier had thanked Iran for support to the people of occupied Kashmir for their right of self-determination against Indian aggression.
PM Imran had also noted that Pakistan would do whatever was possible to help lift the sanctions on Iran and set up the deal on a nuclear agreement.