Pakistan, Iran agree to bolster trade, economic ties; decide to open two additional border crossings

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 25 (APP): Pakistan and Iran on Friday agreed to further bolster their bilateral relations in diverse areas of trade, economy and energy, besides deciding to open two additional crossing points along their border to encourage and facilitate trade and people-to-people contacts. “Our trade and economic ties have suffered due to sanctions. We have agreed to strengthen our bilateral ties in diverse areas of trade, economy and energy,” Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said while addressing a joint press stakeout alongwith Iranian President Hassan Rouhani here at the PM House. Earlier, Prime Minister Sharif and President Rouhani held one-on-one and delegation level talks during which the two sides held wide range of discussions on bilateral as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.