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Iranian envoy calls on PM Shehbaz

ISLAMABAD: Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan Reza Amiri Moghadam paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday and discussed matters of mutual concern.

The prime minister thanked Iranian President Dr Ebrahim Raisi for his congratulatory message and telephone call to him following his re-election.

PM Shehbaz underscored that Pakistan attached great importance to Iran and the two countries enjoyed historic and brotherly relations.

The prime minister fondly recalled his meeting with the Iranian president when they jointly inaugurated a border market and an electricity transmission line in May 2023, the official news agency reported.

The two leaders had also met on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Samarkand in 2022.

He stressed the need for both sides to work together to enhance trade, energy cooperation, road and rail connectivity, cultural exchanges, counter terrorism efforts and security cooperation.

The prime minister appreciated Iran’s support on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. The situation in Palestine was also discussed in the meeting.

The Iranian ambassador thanked the prime minister for receiving him and shared an overview of the current state of bilateral relations between the two countries.

He also affirmed Iran’s desire to further strengthen its relations with Pakistan in all areas of mutual interest.

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