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Wednesday February 28, 2024

Iran’s envoy congratulates Pakistan on successful holding of polls

One of such market was inaugurated last year with the presence of the heads of the two governments

February 13, 2024
Iran’s ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Reza Amiri Moghadam speaks during an event in Islamabad on August 23, 2023. — X/@JavairyahAatif
Iran’s ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Reza Amiri Moghadam speaks during an event in Islamabad on August 23, 2023. — X/@JavairyahAatif

ISLAMABAD: Iran’s ambassador to Pakistan congratulated people and Pakistan’s government 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,” said Iran’s Ambassador Dr. Reza Amiri Moghadam. He maintained that the opening of common border crossings points and common border markets were manifestation of the economic relations’ enhancement that constituted a fundamental development to connect the important ports of Karachi and Gwadar with the strategic port of Chabahar in Iran.

One of such market was inaugurated last year with the presence of the heads of the two governments. Addressing a gathering in Islamabad, the Iranian envoy said that the existence of numerous historical, geographical, ethnic, linguistic cultural and religious commonalities and links had created deep and unbreakable relations between Iran and Pakistan.

“The ties between the two countries have been established in such a way that there has been no territorial and border dispute between two countries, and now we have strong relations in various fields,” the ambassador said.

“We have close viewpoints on many regional, international and Islamic world issues, and we closely cooperate and mutually support each other in the regional and international organizations and forums,” said ambassador Dr. Reza Amiri Moghadam.

He recalled that the trade volume between the two countries exceeded $2.5 billion last year and added that the two countries aimed to reach the figure of $5 billion. On the occasion, Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani emphasised the principles of friendship, cooperation and solidarity that characterise the relations between Pakistan and Iran.