Pakistan and Iran take yet another decision over bilateral border crossings

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Pakistan and Iran take yet another decision over bilateral border crossings

GWADAR: Pakistan and Iran on Saturday opened Rimdan-Gabd border crossing point in a ceremony attended by the ministers from the two countries.

Ianuguration ceremony was attended by Pakistan’s Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal and Iran’s Roads, Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammed Eslami.

Pakistan’s ambassador in Tehran and other officials of the two countries also attended the border opening ceremony.

Federal Minister Zubaida Jalal talking in the ceremony said that Gibd-Rimdan is the second border crossing point between the two countries. “The opening of this border point will facilitate the movement of the people as well as goods,” the minister said.

The opening of the crossing would help accelerate economic activities in the bordering region with creating more opportunities for economic and trade ties between the two countries.

“The border fencing will also improve the security along the border,” the minister added.

Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zareef in his November visit of Islamabad had announced that Iran would soon open the Rimdan crossing in Sistan and Baluchestan province.

Gabd-Rimdan will be the second border crossing to open between Pakistan and Iran. Till now, Pakistan and Iran are using just the Mirjaveh–Taftan border crossing on a 909 kilometres long border between the two countries.