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Pakistan, Iran agree to strengthen bilateral ties in various areas
April 13, 2023

Pakistan and Iran have agreed to remain closely engaged on matters of regional and global significance including Afghanistan.         

The understanding was reached during meeting between Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on the sidelines of the 4th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Thursday.

Noting the vast scope in bilateral trade and economic cooperation, the two sides agreed to identify the new sectors through various institutional mechanisms.

They expressed satisfaction over completion of Polan-Gabd/Gwadar electricity transmission line that will cater to energy needs of the people in the border region of the two countries.

Hina Rabbani Khar reiterated Pakistan's desire to strengthen Pak-Iran fraternal ties in all areas of mutual interest, particularly trade and economy, energy, security and regional connectivity.

She underscored the importance of expedited operationalization of border markets to uplift the socio-economic well-being of people of the border region.