Hafeez Shaikh calls for stronger trade ties with Iran

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ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Tuesday said Pakistan wanted to boost brotherly relations with Iran and in this regard bilateral trade and investment were the potential areas for bolstering cooperation.

He was talking to Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini who called on the Adviser at the Finance Division.

Both sides discussed various ways and means to enhance mutual cooperation through bilateral trade and investment.

Referring to recent efforts made by Pakistan as well as statements of Prime Minister Imran Khan about regional peace, Shaikh said any escalation was harmful for the regional peace and that Pakistan would keep playing its role for any possible facilitation to deescalate the situation.

The Iranian Ambassador thanked Pakistan for its support and hoped the bilateral relations between the two countries would further grow in diversified fields through trade, banking and investment.

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