Iran keen to enhance trade ties with Pakistan: envoy

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ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Iran Mehdi Honardoost on Thursday met Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood in Islamabad to discuss matters pertaining to bilateral trade and investment.

Speaking on the occasion, Dawood noted that the two brotherly countries have cordial relations, saying that “Pakistan highly values its fraternal ties with Iran and considers it a close friend”.

However, he added, there was a lot of potential for trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

“Pak-Iran trade volume must reflect the cordial relations between the two countries,” the adviser said.

Outgoing envoy Mehdi Honardoost reciprocated the sentiments, saying that Iran was keen to strengthen its relations with Pakistan.

“Iran intends to expand trade and economic cooperation with Pakistan, along with increasing regional cooperation,” he stated.

The adviser assured the envoy of complete cooperation in efforts to enhance bilateral trade relations with the two countries.

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