Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the inclusion of Iran in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will mutually benefit the entire region.
The acknowledgement from a senior Pakistani official came three days after Tehran dropped New Delhi from the Chabahar rail project.
The foreign minister, in a statement, said that the region can also greatly benefit from the stability and enduring peace in war-torn Afghanistan.
Criticising India, the minister said that the neighbouring country always wanted to isolate Pakistan, however, in a turn of events, it is the one who has been sidelined.
FM Qureshi said that Indian troops were killed, captured and wounded by Chinese forces, and following the clash, the underlying conflict with Nepal and Bangladesh also came to the fore.
The FM said that Pakistan has provided Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav consular access but Indian diplomats did not want to speak with him.
He said the act highlighted the fact that India has subversive intentions and it does not want access to its spy.