Iran, Pakistan must cooperate to ensure border security, fight terrorism

Henrietta Brewer
March 13, 2018

During the Monday talks, the two sides referred to the historical and cultural commonalities between Iran and Pakistan and called for strengthening of ties.

The Iranian foreign minister also was scheduled to address a think tank on relations between Pakistan and Iran.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has stressed to develop favorable environment for trade between Pakistan and Iran.

"Pakistan and Iran as the two neighboring Countries can make the important contribution for achieving this objective", he said.

Zarif added that the Islamic Republic also seeks to promote its banking relations with Pakistan and boost preferred tariffs levied on traded goods.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has told Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif that the two countries should work together against "terrorists".

Pakistani media quoted Zarif as saying that Iran's territory will not be used against Pakistan.

Zarif made the remarks during his meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi here, said a statement by the Prime Minister's Office. The project does not have to cross Afghanistan for an extra 700 km in areas driven by Taliban and Daesh militants, apart from being cheaper.

He was warmly welcomed by senior officials of Foreign Ministry at Islamabad airport, Radio Pakistan reported.

The two sides had a thorough discussion over the gas pipeline of peace and they agreed to task the oil ministers of the two countries with holing technical meetings.

The Iranian foreign minister, leading a 30-member delegation, arrived in Pakistan late Sunday on a three-day official visit for talks on regional issues and literal matters.

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