Iran, Pakistan resolved to raise annual trade exchanges to $5b

Quetta, Feb 13, IRNA – Iranian and Pakistani officials are resolved to increase trade exchanges to five billion dollars a year, said Iran’s consul general in Quetta on Monday.

Mohammad Rafiei made the remarks in a ceremony celebrating the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

He further noted that Iran-Pakistan current exchanges stand at 1.5 billion dollars, which would hopefully hit five billion dollars soon.

He also commented on the two countries’ political relations, saying that the commercial, religious and cultural ties of the two countries have a long history and are very significant.

Iran’s consul general described Pakistani province of Balochistan as gateway of trade between the two countries, saying that the two sides’ commercial officials signed significant agreements during their latest meeting in Zahedan, capital of the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

Latest statistics indicate that Iran-Pakistan trade exchanges have increased by 49 percent in the first nine months of the Iranian calendar year (started on March 21).
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