Mehdi Honardoost, Ambassador of Iran in Islamabad, called on Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani at the Parliament House where both discussed bilateral ties of Pakistan and Iran and agreed to enhance those ties.
Both emphasised that parliamentary linkages would be strengthened and potential for enhancing the economic cooperation would be exploited to further cement the bilateral relations.
“Pakistan and Iran share common dream for development and prosperity of people, as the relationship between the two countries are embedded in history,” Sanjrani said.
Sanjrani said that Pakistan and Iran shared common traditions, religious values and social aspirations and supported each other not only on international issues but in the development agenda.
“Pakistan attaches highest importance to its historic relations with Iran and is looking forward to further enhance the traditional relations for better economic and political collaboration through increased parliamentary linkages between the two countries,” he contended. Chairman Senate said that Pakistan and Iran had always cooperated with each other at the international forums and adopted a unified stance on different issues.
“The recent years have witnessed enhanced cooperation in defence and security areas”, Sanjrani observed. Iranian Ambassador agreed with the views of Chairman Senate and stressed for further boosting cooperation in different sectors through enhanced interaction.
However, Chairman Senate expressed concern over Taftan border closure and called for re-opening of the border trade. The ambassador assured his all-out cooperation for re-opening of the border for border trade as early as possible.