A video conference of health ministers of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan was held on Monday with the aim to strengthen joint cooperation and share experiences related to the handling of COVID-19 pandemic, IRNA reported.
At least 20 trucks loaded with dates arrived in Pakistan through the Taftan border crossing after Islamabad decided to resume importing food items from Iran as the coronavirus disease in the region continues to slow down.
Spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Rouhollah Latifi announced on Saturday that two trans-boundary markets of Rimdan and Pishin will resume operation in next few days to ease trade between Iran and Pakistan, Mehr News Agency reported.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the US President Donald Trump on Sunday to lift the sanctions imposed on Iran amid coronavirus outbreak on humanitarian grounds in order to help the nation in fighting against the COVID-19 epidemic.
President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the second largest political party in the country said on Saturday that the US sanctions are adding to Iranian people's miseries and demanded the international community to assist Iran in mitigating the common COVID-19 challenge.
Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesperson on Thursday said that trade with the Islamic Republic of Iran is going on through joint border under country’s special measures to fight the spread of coronavirus.