Jul 30, 2021, 3:58 PM
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Tehran, Islamabad have common positions on int’l issues: Pakistani Senate Chairman

Islamabad, IRNA -- Chairman of Pakistan’s Senate says Tehran and Islamabad have always cooperated with each other at various regional and international forums and have common positions on many issues.

An official statement said Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani expressed these views during a meeting with Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini who called on him at the Parliament House on Friday.

Sanjrani, while emphasizing on strengthening parliamentary ties, trade cooperation and bilateral economic relations between Pakistan and Iran, said that both countries are working for development and prosperity of the region.

The meeting took place just before a visit by Pakistan's Senate Chairman to Iran, which Sanjrani considered important and stressed that his future visit to Tehran is a big step towards strengthening friendly relations between the two countries.

He is scheduled to attend the oath taking ceremony of President-elect of Iran on behalf of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan. A delegation of Pakistani parliamentarians will also accompany the Chairman Senate.

During the meeting Sanjrani said religious, cultural and social similarities between the two countries provide a solid foundation for promoting bilateral cooperation.

The Chairman Senate said that international cooperation between the two countries is commendable and Pakistan attaches great importance to its historic relations with Iran and we wish to further strengthen these relations at the political, social and economic levels.

Tehran, Islamabad have common positions on int’l issues: Pakistani Senate Chairman

He said that Pakistan and Iran have always cooperated with each other in international forums and have taken a common stand on various issues.

He also termed the cooperation at the defense level as ideal.

Ambassador Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini agreed with the Chairman senate and said that bilateral cooperation between the two countries needs to be further strengthened.

In the meeting, the latest developments related to the cooperation between the two countries in the field of energy, including the export of electricity from Iran to various regions in Balochistan were also discussed.

Chairman Senate also appreciated the support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the development of the port of Gwadar and the electricity transmission project to the Makran region of Balochistan province.


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