Pakistan, Iran vow to deepen ties in key sectors

Published: December 24, 2018
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Delegation headed by FM Qureshi holds high-level talks with Iranian counterpart. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN

Delegation headed by FM Qureshi holds high-level talks with Iranian counterpart. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on his maiden visit to Tehran met top Iranian officials where both sides reaffirmed the need to bolster bilateral relations.

Qureshi along with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua arrived in Tehran to hold talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as a part of the government’s policy of outreach in the neighbourhood.

FM Qureshi held detailed talks with his Iranian counterpart on strengthening the already close bilateral relations.

The two leaders also highlighted the need for improved people-to-people ties and cooperation as well.

Pakistan-Iran trade committee on the cards

Qureshi said Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to strengthen ties with the government of Rowhani in diverse fields with emphasis on expanding economic cooperation.

Zarif doubled down on Iran’s commitment to deepen relations with Pakistan in trade, investment, connectivity and border management.

The two sides sides also exchanged views on the evolving regional and international situation.

The two foreign ministers also discussed the recent developments concerning peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and on the ways to strengthen cooperation in supporting an Afghan-led and Afghan owned peace process.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • curious2
    Dec 25, 2018 - 9:44PM

    We read similar article every few months. Despite the articles our official trade with Iran remains almost non-existent and nobody can describe was “key sectors” mentioned in the article. Recommend

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