New era in Pakistan-Iran bilateral relations following PM Kakar's visit

New era in Pakistan-Iran bilateral relations following PM Kakar's visit

Prime Minister Anwar Haq Kakar of Pakistan held a meeting with Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi. During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on bilateral relations, mutual interests, and emphasized increasing economic cooperation.

The meeting between Prime Minister Anwar Haq Kakar and Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session. Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani of Pakistan, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram, and senior officials were also present.

Anwar Haq Kakar expressed Pakistan's desire to further expand its close fraternal relations with Iran and promote economic cooperation. He specifically emphasized enhancing bilateral economic cooperation.

Anwar Haq Kakar highlighted that initiatives like border markets would be vital for the development of border regions and would strengthen the shared commitment to improving the well-being of the people in both countries.

Anwar Haq Kakar mentioned that Iran's "neighborhood-first" policy aligns with Pakistan's regional development and cooperation approach, emphasizing the need to enhance regional trade.

In summary, the meeting focused on strengthening bilateral ties, boosting economic cooperation, and aligning regional development goals between Pakistan and Iran.