ISLAMABAD, Mar 15 (APP):Pakistan and Iran here on Friday reiterated their desire for further enhancing bilateral trade which would greatly benefit the two neighboring countries.
Consensus to this effect was developed in a meeting between Minister for Finance Asad Umer and Managing Director Iranian Foreign Investment Company (IFIC) Hassan Abghari, a press released issued by the Finance Ministry said.
The minister informed the MD, IFIC, that Pakistan wanted great economic engagement with Iran and assured him Pakistan’s support to facilitate bilateral trade.
He said there was tremendous potential of improving economic cooperation and both countries were required to capitalize on the existing opportunities in the area of bilateral trade.
The minister also apprised Abghari about the initiatives being taken by Pakistan for the benefit of the border community.
He said that the government had directed the relevant quarters to take measures for facilitation of the border trade which would be beneficial for both sides.
The meeting agreed to address the obstacles being faced by the two countries in the area of trade.