Islamabad, 2 September 2023 (TDI): On September 1, in Islamabad, Reza Amiri Moghaddam, the Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, met with Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar.

The Prime Minister highlighted the strong historical ties that exist between the two states.

Furthermore, he underlined Pakistan’s strong commitment to further developing and deepening these relationships.

He emphasized the need to concentrate on fostering collaboration in the areas of economy and security.

The recent opening of the Mand-Pishin border marketplace, according to the Prime Minister, will not only uplift the border regions’ economies but will also demonstrate the shared commitment to work for the welfare of the two peoples.

The Prime Minister also highlighted the importance for both countries to utilize their special regional location to promote shared goals of regional peace and prosperity through enhanced trade and improved regional linkage.

Moreover, he noted that President Raisi’s policy of “Neighborhood First” was fully aligned with Pakistan’s vision for local development and network.

Iran, according to the Iranian Ambassador, is eager to build on the bilateral relationship’s recent upward trend, particularly in the fields of economy, energy, and security.

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Meeting of Ambassador With Other Officials

On August 31, Iran’s Ambassador to Islamabad Reza Amiri Moghaddam met Pakistan’s Caretaker Minister for Planning and Development Sami Saeed and both sides discussed bolstering mutual ties in the fields of energy and economy.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed various ways of cooperation between the two countries, including trade, the Pakistan-China Joint Economic Corridor Plan (CPEC), and cooperation in the energy and economic sectors.

Furthermore, while stressing the need to strengthen trade and communication, the two sides expressed a mutual desire to increase the volume of trade between the two countries.

Stressing the importance of existing border markets between the two countries, the Iranian Ambassador proposed establishing a mechanism to facilitate easier trade exchanges.

On the same day, Reza Amiri Moghaddam also met with Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani.

During the meeting, bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran were discussed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad.

In the meeting, consideration was given to increasing cooperation in all areas of mutual interest, including trade, investment, energy, and regional connectivity.

The two sides discussed regional developments as well.