Iranian Ambassador seek enhanced cooperation with Pakistan over counter terrorism front

Iranian Ambassador seek enhanced cooperation with Pakistan over counter terrorism front

Islamabad, March 13, IRNA -- Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan has stressed the need to strengthen cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad to overcome the menace of terrorism, especially the continued threat of Daesh terrorist group in the region.

Ambassador Mohammad Ali Hosseini said this during a meeting with Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan here on Friday.

Pakistan’s Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health on Health Dr Zafar Mirza and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood were also present during the meeting.

The ambassador highlighted the latest measures Iran as taken to fight coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its cooperation with the international organizations to overcome the crisis.

Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasizing the importance of Iran-Pakistan bilateral relations added the government of Pakistan is committed to further deepening relations and cooperation with Iran in all areas.

He stressed the need for removing obstacles in bilateral economic cooperation, especially in the field of trade. The PM appreciated the principled and constructive position of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Kashmir issue.

He welcomed the cultural cooperation between the two friendly nations of Iran and Pakistan and called for boosting intellectual and spiritual cooperation of Iran and Pakistan against the invasion of Western culture.

Imran Khan also called for expanding relations between Iran and Pakistan in tourism sector.

Ambassador Mohammad Ali Hosseini on the occasion said Iranian leadership highly values its ties with Pakistan saying that constructive steps need to be taken to increase the volume of bilateral trade by using various mechanisms.

He also said that Iran is ready to increase cultural cooperation with Pakistan.

Hosseini added that Tehran and Islamabad need to keep the joint border open for transportation and trade activities while adhering to health and safety standards.

During the meeting, Pakistani Health Minister briefed PM Imran and the ambassador on country's efforts to manage the coronavirus outbreak and existing cooperation between Iran and Pakistan on the issue.