Pakistan-Iran to take concrete measures against smuggling: Imran Khan
06 July, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday stressed the need for Pakistan and Iran to take concrete measures against smuggling and ensure more business opportunities for the people residing along the border.
Talking to Iranian Minister for Industry, Mines and Trade Reza Rehmani at the PM’s Office, Imran reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to strengthen relations with Iran in diverse fields, including people-to-people exchanges. He said geographical proximity and close brotherly ties rooted in historical, cultural and religious commonalities offered huge potential to enhance mutual trade and economic cooperation for the benefit of the people of two countries. The Iranian minister conveyed greetings from the Iranian leadership to Imran Khan, whose visit to Iran had provided momentum to the efforts aimed at cementing bilateral relations especially trade and economic ties.
He expressed great satisfaction over the progress being made by Pak-Iran Joint Trade Committee in removing obstacles in way to enhancing mutual trade.
Pakistan-Iran bilateral relations and the progress towards optimally realising the trade potential between the two countries was discussed during the meeting. Deputy Minister of Agriculture Yazdan Saif, Member of Parliament Ramezan Ali Sobhani Far and Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost were also present in the meeting.