Iran, China FMs to visit Pakistan: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Pakistan’s incumbent foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi apprised the attendants in a press conference held at foreign office Islamabad that in near future foreign ministers from China and Iran to visit Pakistan.

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Qureshi said that the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent a message to visit Pakistan on August 30-31. “We will welcome the Iranian Foreign Minister on his Pakistan visit,” he added.

The foreign minister said that the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will arrive in Islamabad on September 5 and the Chinese Foreign Minister is expected to be in Pakistan on September 8-9.

He also said that Pakistan is no longer the beloved of West in changing political dimensions.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also said that the US State Department’s readout on the phone call between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is ‘contrary to facts’.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday asserted that there will be no compromise over the national interest in his maiden  visit at the foreign office here in Islamabad.

Furthermore, the premier directed officials to spread positive image of Pakistan world wide as he chaired a meeting at foreign office today issuing policy statement and guidelines.

Earlier, prime minister Imran Khan arrived at the foreign office  where he was  briefed about the foreign relations with different countries.

Foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua, foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi received the premier as he arrived at FO.

This was his first visit to FO after assuming PM office.

According to sources,  the premier was briefed on the situation in occupied Kashmir as well as Pakistan’s relations with India,”

“The prime minister was also taken into confidence regarding relations with Afghanistan, China, Iran and the United States,” the sources further added.

The sources continued, “He was also briefed on the Kulbashan Jadhav case which will be heard in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in February.”

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