Iranian President reaffirms commitment to boost trade with Pakistan


Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi meets Presidents of Iran, Sri Lankan President and King Abdullah -II of Jordan on the sidelines of UNGA session

NEW YORK Sept 20 (TNS):  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a meeting with Iranian President Muhammad Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UNGA session in New York also discussed strengthening of relations between the two countries, besides focusing on the issue of regional peace and security.

The Prime Minister said while pursuing a policy of peaceful neighbourhood, Pakistan is committed to strengthen relations with Iran.

President Rouhani reaffirmed Iran’s firm commitment to strengthen ties with Pakistan and emphasized that the two countries should work together closely in deepening mutual cooperation in the areas of border management, trade, and investment.

The two leaders also exchanged views about efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have also agreed for cooperation at all multilateral forums in the spirit of neighborhood and longstanding relationships.

This was agreed at a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on the sidelines of UNGA session in New York.

Sri Lankan President stressed on the need for enhancement in trade and economic relations between the two countries. It was agreed that there is a large potential for expansion in defence cooperation between the two countries.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said we believe that Sri Lanka, being an important member of SAARC, can play a significant role in the region.

He said Pakistan wants to further expand trade and economic cooperation with Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and King Abdullah -II of Jordan also met on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session in New York and both the sides agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations in multifaceted areas.

They expressed satisfaction over the commonality of views on issues of regional and global significance.

The two leaders also stressed importance of holding regular bilateral engagements to achieve their shared objectives.