Iran’s Zarif, Pakistani PM Hold Talks in Islamabad

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan in Islamabad.

– Politics news –

During the meeting on Wednesday, Zarif said, “Neighboring countries are prioritized in the Islamic Republic’s foreign relations for cooperation.”

Pointing to the ample opportunities for the promotion of bilateral trade and economic interaction, the Iranian foreign minister touched on a number of plans for the expansion of economic cooperation, such as convening the Economic Cooperation Joint Commission, reopening the border crossings and border markets, and enhancement of bilateral trade and barter system.

Zarif also expressed gratitude to Pakistan for supporting Iran’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

For his part, Imran Khan expressed satisfaction with the negotiations that the visiting Iranian foreign minister has held with the Pakistani officials and reaffirmed his country’s willingness to broaden the political and economic relations with Iran.

The Pakistani leader and the Iranian foreign minister further discussed regional and international issues, specifically the developments in Afghanistan and the Islamic world.

In the meeting, Zarif also praised the Pakistani prime minister’s stances against the Zionist regime and the process of normalization of ties with Israel.

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