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Pak-Iran-Afghan summit in Tehran to discuss regional issues: FM

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, March 19, IRNA -- Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that a trilateral summit meeting of Pakistan-Iran-Afghanistan has been organized in Tehran in May this year to discuss a strategy to resolve the issues in the region.

Speaking at a news conference Qureshi said that the trilateral summit will help leaders from three important regional countries to focus on variety of key issues and to find out solutions.

He said that an international conference on Afghan issue is being arranged in The Hague which would be attended by major players.

However, Pakistan has urged Iran to also participate in the conference as it is a major regional player and Pakistan intends to engage Iran in the whole affair.

He said Russia is also organizing SCO meeting on the 27th of this month that will discuss Afghan issue.

Responding to a question about the prices of gas between Pakistan and Iran, he said that it was agreed but the increase in the prices of oil Iran wants to renegotiate the prices.

In this connection Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister has been assigned the task to negotiate and finalize the agreement with Pakistan.

He said Pakistan understands that Russia has also been a major player on Afghan issue and it should also be on board, therefore, Pakistan would actively participate in the conference.

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