Code: 81998743 (5225392) | Date: 11/03/2016 | Time: 12:28|
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Envoy: Iranian traders, private sectors to accompany Pres. Rouhani to Pakistan

Islamabad, March 11, IRNA -- Iran ambassador to Pakistan said a big delegation including the country's private sectors and chambers of commerce would accompany President Hasan Rouhani during his upcoming visit to Pakistan later this month.

Mehdi Honardoost and Pakistan Minister for Finance and Economy Mohammad Ishaq Dar met in Islamabad to discuss ways to promote economic cooperation and trade between the two neighboring countries.
They also discussed different matters regarding upcoming visit of the Iranian President to Pakistan and exchanged views on enhancing Pak-Iran economic cooperation in the wake of lifting of sanctions against Iran.
The Pakistani minister assured the Iranian side of full cooperation aimed at promoting bilateral trade.
'In pursuance of the announcement made by the UN and lifting sanctions on Iran, the Government of Pakistan issued notifications lifting sanctions against Iran', Ishaq Dar said.
Ishaq Dar said his country would hesitate to do all possible cooperation for promoting Pak-Iran brotherly relations.
The Finance Minister said government and people of Pakistan looked forward to receiving the Iranian President which would help enhance relations between the two countries.
He said the visit by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to Iran last year had helped bolster Pak-Iran ties and the Iranian President's visit would give it further boost.
Mehdi Hoonardost said it was his endeavor and resolve to promote bilateral trade and economic cooperation to the level which would be truly reflective of the depth of Pak-Iran ties.
Matters regarding next meeting of Iran-Pakistan Joint Economic Commission (JEC) were also discussed during the meeting. They agreed to decide the schedule of the JEC through mutual consultation.

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