PM meets Iranian President on place on sidelines of UNGA session
By News Desk
September 20, 2023 12:18 AM
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Tuesday held a bilateral meeting with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi
He reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong commitment to further strengthen and deepen ties with Iran, with a particular focus on enhancing cooperation in the economic domain.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly.
He underscored the close fraternal relations between the two neighbouring countries.
He stressed that steps including the recent inauguration of the Mand-Border border marketplace, would not only contribute to the economic uplift of the border areas but also serve as a tangible manifestation of the collective commitment to work for the betterment of the two peoples.
He noted that President Raisi’s policy of ‘Neighborhood First’ was fully aligned with Pakistan’s vision for regional development and connectivity.
The prime minister laid stress on the importance for both countries to leverage their unique geographical location to promote shared objectives of regional peace and prosperity, through greater trade and enhanced regional connectivity.
Pakistan-Iran relations are characterized by regular high-level exchanges, commonality of views on important regional and global issues and strengthened cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.