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Iran suggests common border market to Pakistan

Iran suggests common border market to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Iranian parliament led by Chairman Pakistan-Iran Friendship Group Dr. Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani visited Commerce Ministry here on Tuesday and called on Advisor for Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood and discussed issues related to boosting bilateral trade between Iran and Pakistan. Commerce Advisor urged the need of removing non-tariff barriers to enhance bilateral trade.

Iran and Pakistan signed a preferential trade agreement in the year 2006 but could not take maximum benefit from it, Dawood said. He said in his recent visit to Iran the two sides discussed the promotion of economic cooperation.

Dr Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani said that the two countries should work together for economic stability in the region.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit of Iran and meeting with the supreme leader was important for the bilateral relations,” he said.

He said, Iran’s common market with Iraq at the border is a beneficial experiment and suggested a common market with Pakistan. The delegation leader said that Iran’s Minister of Commerce will visit Pakistan next month. Iranian parliamentary delegation Monday called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser.

The Speaker said that developing peaceful and strong relations with its neighbors is an important pillar of Pakistan’s foreign policy.