APP60-12 ISLAMABAD: March 12 – Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif calls on Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Parliament House. APP

ISLAMABAD, Mar 12 (APP):Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif
called on Speaker National Assembly Sardar
Ayaz Sadiq here Monday at Parliament House and discussed matters
pertaining to bilateral relations and regional issues.
The issues of peace and stability in the region also came under
discussion during the meeting, a press release issued here said.
The Iranian Foreign Minister was accompanied by a high-level
delegation along with Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost.
During meeting, the Speaker expressed satisfaction on increasing high-level exchanges
between the two countries to strengthen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.
He hoped that the two sides will continue to expand economic
interaction for promoting mutually beneficial cooperation in the areas of
trade, investment, energy and connectivity.
While talking with Iranian Foreign Minister, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that Pakistan
believed in the unity of Muslim countries and stressed the importance of both
Pakistan and Iran working together for resolution of problems faced by the
He also noted that the two countries also need to move forward
with consensus on matters of international importance.
He said that Pak-Iran Parliamentary engagement was
highly imperative for promoting cohesion and stability in the entire region.
Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif thanked the Speaker for
continued efforts for strengthening parliamentary and bilateral relations and
enhancing interaction in all areas including trade and economic cooperation as
well as border and security issues.
He also conveyed the desire of the Iranian leadership and the
government for continued efforts for growth in bilateral ties.
Jawad Zarif added
that Iran consider Pakistan as its partner for peace in the region and
expressed his hope that in future both nations will continue to chart the paths
of prosperity together.
He reiterated Ayaz Sadiq’s proposal for diversification of trade and economic relations and urged
for comprehensive engagement of the Parliamentary committees to explore the
avenues for mutual cooperation.