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Close Iran-Pakistan cooperation in region’s interest: Senior Iranian MP

Islamabad, IRNA – Head of the parliamentary friendship group of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan in Majlis (Iranian Parliament) says that strengthening of ties between two neighboring states is in the region's interest.

Ahmad Amirabadi-Farahani, during an exclusive interview with IRNA soon after his arrival in Islamabad on Monday said that continuity in the parliamentary visits between Iran and Pakistan has taken the bilateral ties to a new level.

He said that good efforts have been made for the relationship between the two governments and the two nations. The Parliamentary Friendship Group is an active group between the two countries, to which China has recently been added.

The representative of the people of Qom in Majlis said that parliamentary exchanges between the two neighbors and strengthening of these interactions will definitely expand the political, economic, trade, and border relations between Iran and Pakistan.

** The nations of Iran and Pakistan stand united against common enemies

Amirabadi-Farahani said further strengthening of Iran-Pakistan relations is in the interest of the region.

Considering the efforts of the enemies of peace in the region, including the Zionist regime's efforts for division and tension in the region, he said that both neighbors can work closely to counter the conspiracies of the common enemies.

He added there is a strong bond between Iran and Pakistan and the nations of the two countries will not allow conspiracies against common enemies.

The head of the Iran-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in the parliament added at the moment, some elements seem to be creating differences between the nations and governments of the region.

“We believe this trip will be very useful and the meetings we will have in Islamabad and Karachi will show deep ties between the two nations,” he said.

Close Iran-Pakistan cooperation in region’s interest: Senior Iranian MP

** Regional and Afghan developments

Amirabadi-Farahani added that certainly, in this trip, the developments in the region, including the situation in Afghanistan, will be followed and taken into consideration.

Relations between the parliaments and governments of Iran and Pakistan have led to a good consensus and exchange of views on Afghanistan.

He expressed hope that any positive change that is going to happen will definitely benefit the nations of the region, as well as Iran and Pakistan.

Amirabadi-Farahani added that increasing the official crossings of the two countries and developing neighboring border provinces are important issues that are always pursued by the friendship group.

He stressed that he expected that during this visit, in addition to the meetings with Pakistani officials, bilateral relations and joint interactions would increase and grow.

Amirabadi-Farahani added Iran and Pakistan should be more in touch in border areas. There is also a constructive and important interaction between high-ranking military officials of the two neighboring countries, and in future we will see important exchanges in this regards between Iran and Pakistan.

The chairman and members of the Iran-Pakistan Friendship Group are scheduled to meet today with the chairman and members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly, as well as with the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

Meeting with the Minister of Interior of Pakistan, Speaker of the National Assembly, Chairman of the Iran-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in the Senate and meeting with the Chairman and members of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate of Pakistan are also scheduled.

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