ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday highlighted fraternal ties between Pakistan and Iran, rooted in shared history and cultural and linguistic affinities.
Bilawal Bhutto also reaffirmed commitment to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was speaking after receiving Iranian Minister for Roads and Urban Development Rostam Ghasemi, here on Wednesday.
Welcoming the delegation, the Foreign Minister highlighted fraternal ties between the two countries.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari underlined the need for fully utilizing existing potential between the two countries in energy, air links, and connectivity. He expressed the hope that opening of new border crossing-points and establishment of border markets would improve livelihood and facilitate movement of people and goods.
The Foreign Minister expressed gratitude for Iran’s steadfast support on the Kashmir cause, particularly by the Supreme Leader.
Mr. Rostam Ghasemi, while thanking the Foreign Minister for receiving the delegation, remarked that the 21st session of the Pakistan-Iran Joint Economic Commission (JEC) offered new avenues in expanding bilateral ties. He concurred with the Foreign Minister on the need for fully exploring all opportunities and expressed readiness to work together for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
The Iran’s Minister for Roads and Urban Development is visiting Pakistan for 21st Session of the Joint Economic Commission being held in Islamabad from August 16 to 19.