Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif discusses bilateral relations with Iranian President

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appreciated Tehran’s support in the Jammu and Kashmir conflict, especially from Iran’s Supreme Leader.

According to the details, the prime minister had a phone conversation with Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and exchanged Eid greetings besides discussing bilateral relations.

Stressing the importance of the historical ties between the two countries, marked by geographical proximity, the Prime Minister reaffirmed his government’s firm commitment to strengthening bilateral relations in all areas of mutual cooperation, including trade, energy , electricity and interpersonal contacts.

He added that the early convening of the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) will further strengthen the economic ties between the two countries.

Prime Minister Shehbaz also expressed hope that border subsistence markets would soon become functional to facilitate livelihoods in the border region.

He expressed his gratitude to Iranian leaders for providing timely support and loaning IL-76 jets to Pakistan to help put out forest fires in Balochistan province.

Appreciating Iran’s cooperation in facilitating the visit of pilgrims every year, the prime minister stressed the importance of further enhancing people-to-people exchanges.

Meanwhile, President Raisi thanked the Prime Minister for the Eid congratulations and assured Iranian cooperation to further intensify bilateral trade, and in particular the supply of electricity to the Makran division.

Stressing the importance of high-level exchanges, the Prime Minister extended a cordial invitation to the Iranian President to visit Pakistan. President Raisi has invited the Prime Minister to undertake an official visit to Iran as soon as possible.

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