Iran, Pakistan discuss economic, bilateral ties
Led by Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani, the Iranian parliamentary delegation met and spoke with Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad on Tuesday in Islamabad.
The delegation visited Pakistan at the invitation of Navid Qamar, head of Pakistan’s Iran-Pakistan parliamentary friendship group, to discuss strengthening parliamentary relations and cooperation.
Members of the Iran-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group, some officials from the Pakistani Interior Ministry, as well as Iranian Ambassador to Islamabad Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini also attended the meeting.
The latest developments in Iran-Pakistan bilateral relations, economic cooperation, border trade and strengthening border cooperation were among the topics discussed by both sides.
Islamabad is committed to strengthening cooperation with Tehran, especially developing border trade and strengthening common border security, Pakistani interior minister said.
He also stressed the importance of Pakistan’s bilateral relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The head of the Iran-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group also said Iran-Pakistan trade relations should be developed away from foreign obstacles, including unilateral US sanctions.
Parliamentary friendship groups play an important role in strengthening relations between the two governments, as well as in economic, trade and border cooperation, he added.
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