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Iranian parliamentary delegation meets Pakistan’s Interior Minister

Islamabad, IRNA -- The head and members of Iran-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in Majlis (Iranian Parliament) met with Interior Minister of Pakistani on the second day of their visit to Islamabad and discussed bilateral relations and border cooperation.

The Iranian parliamentary delegation headed by Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani met with Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed at the Pakistani Interior Ministry in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Members of the Iran-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group, and Pakistani Interior Ministry officials, as well as the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Islamabad, Mohammad Ali Hosseini, were also present in the meeting.

The two sides discussed the latest developments in Iran-Pakistan bilateral relations, economic cooperation, cross-border trade, and the strengthening border management.

The head of Iranian delegation thanked the Pakistani government and parliament for hosting the parliamentary friendship group of the two countries and expressed his condolences over the tragic earthquake in Pakistan's Balochistan Province, which resulted in casualties and financial losses.

Emphasizing the importance of Pakistan's bilateral relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Pakistani Interior Minister said that Islamabad is committed to strengthen cooperation with Tehran, especially the development of trade at the borders.

He also explained Pakistani government's efforts to strengthen border infrastructure with Iran, the plan to build joint border markets and the opening of two more official border crossings over the past years.

The head of the Iranian parliamentary delegation on the occasion said that parliamentary friendship groups of Iran and Pakistan can play an important role in expanding interactions between the two governments and helping to develop economic, trade, and border cooperation.

Amirabadi Farahani stressed that joint trade between Iran and Pakistan should be developed without any foreign obstacles, including US unilateral sanctions, and that the two neighboring countries should accelerate trade through effective mechanisms.

Members of the Iran-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group will meet with some other Pakistani parliamentary officials today, the second day of their official visit to Islamabad.


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