Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Pakistan and Iran have traditionally shared a border of peace and friendship which would be maintained in the same spirit.
He was talking to his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif who telephonically called him today (Wednesday) to discuss the situation following abduction of Iranian guards near Pakistan-Iran border point of Mirjaveh yesterday.
Expressing his serious concern on the incident, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said such incidents are handy work of our common enemies unhappy with existing close and friendly relations between the two countries.
He reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment not to allow anyone succeed in such malicious efforts.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed the Iranian Foreign Minister about the active efforts launched by Pakistan law enforcement agencies to ascertain whereabouts of the missing Iranian guards, in coordination with Iranian military and intelligence counterparts.
It was noted that the two Directors General (Military Operations) were in close contact through hotline to coordinate the search and rescue efforts including enhanced air surveillance and troops’ deployment in the border area where the incident took place.
Thanking the Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif underscored Iran’s desire to overcome all hurdles jointly with Pakistan in maintaining complete peace along the Pak-Iran border.