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Pakistan, Russia agree to launch joint efforts to restore peace in the region

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After the tensions between the United States and Iran, Pakistan has been actively trying to restore peace in the region and contacting various countries are continuing.

According to a report from Radio Pakistan, the Foreign Minister made telephonic contact with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and the two countries pledged to launch joint efforts to restore peace in the region.

In a telephonic conversation, the two leaders discussed the overall situation in the region, including rising tensions in the Middle East.

On the occasion, Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Sergey Lavrov agreed to joint efforts for peace in the region, while the Pakistani Foreign Minister told his Russian counterpart that increased tensions could be a “major blow” to regional peace.

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At the same time, he said that both sides would have to exercise patience to ease tensions.

According to the report, Shah Mahmood Qureshi made it clear that Pakistan would not be involved in any new conflict in the region, nor would its territory be used against any regional or neighbouring country.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, on the other hand, met with Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Syed Mohammad Ali Hussaini, who discussed the situation in the region, including tensions between the United States and Iran.

Speaking at the Foreign Minister’s Chamber at Parliament House in Islamabad, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that there is a long-standing historical, religious and multi-faceted brotherhood between Pakistan and Iran.

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It should be noted that recent tensions between the US and Iran intensified when the US killed General Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Quds Force, in an airstrike.

In view of the current situation in the region, Pakistan tried to play its role in reducing tensions and the Foreign Minister contacted the Foreign Ministers of different countries.

At the same time, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Shah Mehmood Qureshi to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States and meet with his counterpart and the US Secretary of State.

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