News ID: 276676
Published: 0436 GMT November 12, 2020

Iran, Pakistan to open new border crossing next week

Iran, Pakistan to open new border crossing next week

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that a new border crossing will be open between Iran and Pakistan next week.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting in Islamabad with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Zarif said: “There was a long and very good discussion today on bilateral relations and border cooperation and we also discussed the opening of a border crossing between Iran and Pakistan next week and cross-border trade cooperation between the two countries.”

"We are very satisfied with the level of cooperation we are receiving from Pakistan and from the army for the security of the border," Zari told reporters.

He added, “Of course we can do better both of us and we have agreed today on establishing various joint cooperation committees on border issues, immigration, terrorism.”

Zarif said that Tehran is appreciative of the fact that Islamabad is putting a fence on the border and also putting several garrisons in the border.

The Iranian foreign minister further noted he had also exchanged views with Pakistani officials on latest developments in Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf, as well as the normalization of relations between certain states with the Zionist regime, the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis, and the Iran Nuclear Deal.

In addition to his meeting with Pakistan’s foreign minister, Zarif also held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and gave a speech at the Islamabad Institute for Strategic Studies before warping up his two-day official visit to Pakistan.


IRNA and iranpress.con contributed to this story.

Resource: IRNA,
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