Pakistan’s PM, Iranian President Discuss Regional Peace, Bilateral Ties

Tue Sep 19 2023
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NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Caretaker Prime Minister, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on the sideline of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

During the bilateral meeting, PM Kakar reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong commitment to enhancing ties with Iran, with a specific focus on boosting economic cooperation.

Highlighting the close and fraternal relations between the two neighboring nations, the prime minister emphasized that recent initiatives like the Mand-Border border marketplace would not only contribute to economic development in border areas but also demonstrate both countries’ dedication to improving the lives of their people.

Pakistan PM Louds Iran ‘Neighbourhood First’ Policy

Pakistan’s Prime Minister noted that President Raisi’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy aligns with Pakistan’s vision for regional development and connectivity. He stressed the importance of leveraging their strategic geographical locations to promote mutual goals of regional peace and prosperity through increased trade and enhanced connectivity.

Pakistan-Iran relations are characterized by regular high-level exchanges, a shared perspective on key regional and global matters, and strengthened cooperation across various mutual interests.

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