Pakistan, Iran envoys may return to their posts by 26th: FO
ISLAMABAD: (Suno News) The ambassadors of Pakistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran may return to their respective posts by January 26, 2024, says a statement issued by the Foreign Office (FO) on Monday.
The statement said, “ “Following the telephone conversation between the foreign ministers of Pakistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran, it has been mutually agreed that ambassadors of both countries may return to their respective posts by January 26, 2024.”
Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian will visit Pakistan on January 29, the statement further said. The FO said that that the Iranian foreign minister would travel to Pakistan on Jan 29 at the invitation of FM Jilani.
Earlier, Pakistan decided to end tensions with Iran and restore diplomatic relations with the neighbouring Islamic country.
The decision was made during a cabinet meeting that was chaired by Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar. Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani had briefed the meeting that Iran wanted to end the recent tensions.
Prior to this, the foreign ministers of Pakistan and Iran had a telephone conversation. The foreign ministers of Pakistan and Iran agreed to continue dialogue indicating a willingness on both the sides to find diplomatic solutions to their differences.
Afterwards, FM Jilani stressed a need for restoring diplomatic relations between the two neighboring nations. He expressed the desire to address all outstanding issues with Iran within an atmosphere of mutual trust, seeking resolution and normalization of friendly relations.
Last week, Iranian airstrikes in Pakistan targeted what it described as bases for the militant group Jaish al-Adl in the border town of Panjgur in Balochistan, Iranian state media reported.
Later, Pakistan struck “hideouts used by terrorist organisations namely Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF)” in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province.
As per Iran’s IRNA news agency, nine people had been killed in the attack targeting a village in the city of Saravan.