Islamabad, 12 February 2024 (TDI): Dr. Reza Amiri Moghadam, Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan delivered the speech on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the Glorious victory of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Honorable Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Jalil Abbas Jilani, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the honor of being given the opportunity to attend this ceremony on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution and the National Day of Iran.
It is an honor to celebrate this occasion in the friendly, brotherly, and neighbourly country of Pakistan. The existence of numerous historical, geographical, ethnic, linguistic cultural, and religious commonalities and links has created deep and unbreakable relations between Iran and Pakistan.
Iran was the first country to recognize the independent Pakistan. On the other hand, Pakistan was the first country to recognize the Islamic Republic of Iran after the victory of the revolution.
The ties between the two countries have been established in such a way that there has been no territorial and border dispute between the two, and now we have strong relations in various fields.
Having been built upon such solid foundations and given Iran’s foreign policy to accord priority to neighbors, ephemeral incidents can never fluctuate the relations between the two countries.
Our two countries have close viewpoints on many regional, international, and Islamic world issues, and closely cooperate and mutually support each other in the regional and international organizations and forums.
Considerable steps have been taken in bilateral economic and trade relations over the recent years. The approach of developing relations with the neighbors by H.E. Dr. Raisi, the Honorable President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has given more momentum to these relations.
The opening of common border crossings points and common border markets, one of which was inaugurated last year with the presence of the heads of the two governments, was a manifestation of the enhancement of economic relations.
This development constitutes a fundamental step towards connecting the important ports of Karachi and Gwadar with the strategic port of Chabahar in Iran.
Last year, the trade value between the two countries exceeded 2.5 billion dollars last year, and the two countries aim to reach the figure of 5 billion dollars.
Dear guests, the Islamic Revolution of Iran was called the most important event of the 20th century and brought a new discourse to the political literature of the world.
Self-confidence, and political, cultural, and economic independence were the gifts of the Islamic Revolution and the main elements of the said discourse.
Despite the obstacles created by arrogant powers, my country has made tremendous scientific, industrial, cultural, medical, and technological achievements at the national level.
These achievements include advancements in nanotechnology, fundamental cells, nuclear technology for peaceful uses, and aerospace technology for peaceful uses of outer space.
At the regional and international levels, the Islamic Republic of Iran has pursued an independent foreign policy and supported the Muslim world.
The support is evident in the all-round backing for the Palestinian cause and the legitimate struggles of the Palestinians. It also extends to the Resistance Front against the Zionist regime to prevent the materialization of its dream of occupying a larger part of the Islamic world.
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Lastly, I would like to congratulate the people and the Government of Pakistan on the successful holding of the nationwide election. We hope that the new government in Pakistan will bring more progress and prosperity to the people of Pakistan.
Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan Reza Amiri thanked Excellencies and Dear guests for their valuable presence at this event. He wished all of them best, prosperity and health. He concluded the speech with words, “Long live Iran and Pakistan Friendship”.