ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser, Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Janjua Friday said Pakistan attaches great importance to ties with Iran and is committed to overcoming all obstacles to maintain the bond between the two neighbouring countries.
The NSA was speaking to Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mehdi Honardoost, who called on him here and discussed matters pertaining to enhancement of bilateral relations and issues of security and border management.
The adviser stressed that this is a time for two countries to come further closer instead of drifting away from each other.
Both sides agreed to boost up level of cooperation in multiple areas to strengthen bilateral relations.
The ambassador raised an issue Iran is facing about interaction between the banking sectors of the two countries, which is a huge obstacle in enhancing the volume of bilateral trade.
Nasser Janjua ensured the ambassador that concerned authorities would be sensitised to take adequate measures to facilitate trade with Iran through better banking interactions.
The two sides also agreed to improve border management through better coordination and cooperation.