Zahedan, 1 June 2022 (TDI): At the 9th Joint Border Trade Committee Session in Zahedan, Iranian and Pakistani officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) to boost cooperation.

Earlier, the participants agreed to establish special committees to increase mutual cooperation for promoting barter trade and improving transport services between Pakistan and Iran at the 8th joint body trade committee session in 2020.

The ninth meeting of the Iran-Pakistan Joint Border Trade Committee, which focused on the development of trade relations, cross-border trade, and customs and transportation facilitation, among other topics, started on Monday, May 30 in Zahedan and finished on the morning of June 1st, 2022.

The signing of the MoU

At the end of the ninth meeting of the Joint Border Trade Committee between the two border provinces of adjacent nations, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Development of Bilateral Cooperation.

According to the public relations section of the General Directorate of Industry, Mining and Trade of Sistan and Baluchestan; Iraj Hassanpour, head of the Sistan and Baluchestan General Directorate of Industry, Mines and Trade, and head of the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Mohammad Sadigh, head of the customs of Balochistan, Pakistan, signed a memorandum of understanding between the Joint Border Trade Committee in Zahedan after two days of continuous talks.

The Consul General of Iran in Quetta, Hassan Darvishvand, and the Consul General of Pakistan in Zahedan, Abdul Jabbar Detho, were also at the ceremony.

Lastly, the agreements made mean that the 10th meeting of the Joint Border Trade Committee between Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province and Pakistan’s Balochistan Province will be held at Gwadar Port in Pakistan in October.

Pak-Iran relations:  

Pakistan-Iran bilateral relations are built on cultural, linguistic, and historical ties. In general, ties between both countries have remained favorable. After Pakistan’s separation from India, Iran was the first country to recognize it. Pakistan was also one of the first nations to recognize the new regime after Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979. At important intersections in their histories, the two countries have backed each other up.

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