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Monday 27th March 2023 / 5 Ramadhan 1444

FM discusses restoring regional peace with Russian counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov agreed to launch a joint effort aimed at ‘restoring peace’ in the region.
According to the reports of  Radio Pakistan, the agreement came during a telephonic conversation between both leaders with rising tensions between the United States and Iran.
During the phone call, the two leaders discussed issues concerning to soaring tensions in the Middle East, including the overall situation in the region.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi expressed to Sergei Lavrov that an increase in tensions among the states could mark a severe blow to peace and stability in the region.
He added that both sides, Iran and the US, have to show restraint in order to overcome the current situation.
Earlier, Qureshi was directed by Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United States over the escalating tensions in the Middle East which proved our vibrant diplomacy.
In this regard, in a video statement, Qureshi said that Pakistan has decided to advance diplomatic relations with other regional countries for the peaceful resolution of tensions between Iran and the United States.

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