News ID: 317025
Published: 0330 GMT October 12, 2021

Iran, Pakistan discuss bilateral ties, border cooperation

Iran, Pakistan discuss bilateral ties, border cooperation

An Iranian parliamentary delegation meets Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad (3rd L) in Islamabad, Pakistan, on October 12, 2021.

An Iranian parliamentary delegation which has traveled to Pakistan discussed bilateral relations as well as economic and border cooperation between the two neighboring countries.

The Iranian delegation, headed by Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani, held a meeting with Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad in Islamabad on Tuesday, according to IRNA.

The delegation has traveled to Pakistan at the invitation of Navid Qamar, the head of Pakistan’s Iran-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group, to discuss the strengthening of parliamentary relations.

Islamabad is committed to strengthening cooperation with Tehran, especially the development of border trade and strengthening the security of the common borders, Pakistan's interior minister said.

The head of Iran-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in Pakistan’s Senate Senator Talha Mahmood in an interview with IRNA on Tuesday stressed the importance of relations with Iran and fraternal relations between the two countries and said Pakistani Parliament strongly supports relations with Iran.

Mahmood expressed satisfaction with the presence of Iranian parliamentary delegation in Pakistan and called for increased exchanges.

The 58-year-old politician said that parliamentary interactions are a special element in expansion of relations between the two countries.

Referring to the long border between Iran and Pakistan and long-standing ties between the two neighboring countries, he said, "Iran has a special place in Pakistan's official and parliamentary policies and we welcome the increase in these relations in all sectors."

The head of the friendship group said both neighbors are in a very important and sensitive position in the region and in recent years we have witnessed movements of third parties to create misunderstandings between the two countries.








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