TEHRAN (defapress) – The foreign minister of Pakistan praised Iran for providing medical services for the Pakistani pilgrims amid the outbreak of coronavirus.
News ID: 80589
Publish Date: 23March 2020 - 13:01
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation on Sunday.
In the talks, Qureshi expounded on the efforts made by the Pakistani government to lift the US’ unilateral sanctions against Iran while the Islamic Republic is struggling with the coronavirus outbreak.
The senior Pakistani diplomat also praised the Coronavirus Battle Headquarters of Iran for its decision to provide medical services for the Pakistani pilgrims.
For his part, Foreign Minister Zarif expressed gratitude to the government of Pakistan for its efforts to remove the unilateral and cruel sanctions imposed by the US government and for its solidarity with the Islamic Republic of Iran in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
Iran has set up a national headquarters to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, which has taken the lives of at least 1,600 people in the country so far.