Bilawal for strengthening Pak-Iran economic diplomacy to unlock true potential.

ISLAMABAD -- Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Tuesday, expressing the desire to expand bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran, vowed to strengthen economic diplomacy bilaterally for unlocking the true potential.

The foreign minister, in an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) before his official visit to Tehran, said that 'facilitating trade and exploiting the true potentials of Iran and Pakistan was important for us.'

Bilawal Bhutto, along with a political and economic delegation, left for Iran on Tuesday morning for a two-day visit. Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini was also present on the occasion.

He said the people of the two countries had a long historic relationship, sharing religious, cultural, and other bonds, adding that 'his country, his party, and his family, have a longstanding relationship with the people of Iran and I look forward to improving and enhancing the relationship between the two countries.'

'I am looking forward to my first bilateral visit to Iran,' he added.

He added Pakistan wanted to enhance its economic activity with all countries and was focusing on economic diplomacy. There has been a lot of cooperation in the past with Iran and Pakistan looked forward to enhancing this cooperation, he added.

'We want to enhance progress on border markets and go a long way to facilitate commercial activity on both ends and I am looking forward to having meaningful conversations with my counterparts to unlock the true potential of the economic relationship,' he noted.

The foreign minister said...

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