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Iran, Pakistan presidents discuss mutual, regional, int’l issues;

Dr Rouhani: Post-JCPOA and post-sanctions era has provided both countries with the opportunity to develop their cooperation/President of Pakistan: We are ready to deepen ties between the two countries, especially in economic fields

Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan had a meeting in Islamabad and discussed important mutual, regional, and international issued with each other.

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In this meeting which was held on Saturday and lasted for over an hour, Dr Rouhani stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes development of Tehran-Islamabad ties in all areas of mutual interest.

Referring to Iran’s readiness to supply Pakistan’s energy needs, he added: “Post-JCPOA and post-sanctions era has provided both countries with the opportunity to develop their cooperation in fields of energy, petrochemicals and banking affairs more than before”.

Stating that Iran and Pakistan economies can be complementary to each other, he added: “Strengthening border markets, moving towards free trade and creating joint commercial accounts can further deepen trade cooperation between the two countries”.

President Rouhani also stressed expanding Persian language and literature in Pakistan and continued: “Cultural, religious and historical commonalities between the two nations has established the base for cultural cooperation, including transfer of professors and students”.

On the importance of security at common borders, Rouhani said: “As Iran’s border with Pakistan is safe, wider attempts should be made across the border in order not to see any insecurity in that part”.

President of Pakistan also expressed his country’s readiness for development of ties between the two countries in all areas, especially in economic fields and said: “We should make more efforts in order to increase trade between the two countries which is currently $1 billion”.

President Mamnoon Hussain also stressed fostering cultural cooperation between Iran and Pakistan and said: “Bustan and Golestan are currently taught in schools across Pakistan and the Pakistani people adore Saadi and Hafez”.

Referring to scourge of terrorism in the region, he also emphasized strengthening and deepening Tehran-Islamabad relations in combating terrorism and extremism in the region.

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