Iranian President, Pakistani PM Discuss Strategic Mutual, International Issues

Iranian President, Pakistani PM Discuss Strategic Mutual, International Issues
Fri Mar 25, 2016 18:39:37

Senior Iranian and Pakistan authorities have exchanged views on major issues pertaining to mutual relations, particularly in the economic sector, as well as to regional and international developments.

Visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held one-on-one talks at the Prime Minister's House in Islamabad on Friday.

Immediately after the meeting between Rouhani and Sharif, high-ranking Iranian and Pakistani delegations started talks. At the end of this round of talks, the sides are scheduled to sign six documents for cooperation in different fields of trade and commerce, insurance, culture, academy, health and medicine.

The Iranian president arrived in Pakistan on Friday on his first landmark visit since the implementation of a nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group of six countries.

Rouhani is heading a high-ranking politico-economic delegation, including 60 Iranian businessmen, during his two-day official visit to Islamabad.

The trip is aimed at discussing ways to further strengthen trade and economic relations and holding consultation with senior Pakistani officials on the latest developments in the region.

Speaking to reporters ahead of his departure for Islamabad, President Rouhani said Iran’s relations with Pakistan, with its great people and religious, historical and cultural commonalities, are strategic and important.

The Pakistani prime minister visited Tehran on January 19, Press TV reported.

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