Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister calls on the advisor

Islamabad: Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs Mr. Ibrahim Rahimpour called on the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. Mr. Rahimpour is presently on an official visit to Pakistan.

Mr. Rahimpour stated that Iran’s new Government under President Hassan Rouhani was keen to improve relations with the countries of the region.

He added that Pakistan figured high on the foreign policy of Iran and Iran was keen to expand bilateral relations with Pakistan in different fields.

During the meeting, the Adviser and the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction over the friendly and cordial relations between the two brotherly countries.

However, the need to increase high level contacts was underscored especially in the context of expanding bilateral economic and trade relations.

In this regard, both sides agreed to hold the next session of the Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting at an early date to review the entire range of bilateral economic relations.

Both sides also agreed to work together within the parameters of the existing mechanisms for discussing security related issues.

The Adviser told the visiting Iranian dignitary that he looked forward to meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister during the upcoming ECO Council of Ministers Meeting in Tehran.