Iran to assist in curbing terrorism

By APP
Published: February 24, 2017
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Aziz earlier said his visit to India could be used to “defuse the tension” between the nuclear-armed neighbours. PHOTO: REUTERS

Aziz earlier said his visit to India could be used to “defuse the tension” between the nuclear-armed neighbours. PHOTO: REUTERS

TEHRAN: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and PM’s Adviser Sartaj Aziz discussed issues of mutual interest and implementation of bilateral trade projects signed between the two countries.

Sartaj said Pakistani government has taken measures to fight against the spread of terrorism.

Backing the acceleration of collaborative measures and cooperation regarding the joint trade projects, Sartaj said Islamabad seeks to speed up the plans.

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Zarif, for his part, condemned recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan and expressed Iran’s willingness to cooperate in eradicating terrorism in the region.

He also said Tehran and Islamabad enjoy “good political relations,” adding that the two neighbours are set to implement projects in different economic sectors, including power transmission, energy, banking, customs and cross-border exchanges.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 24th, 2017.

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