Iran, Pakistan trade up 33 percent: Envoy

Islamabad, Feb 13, IRNA - Consul General of Iran to Pakistan’s Karachi says trade between Iran and Pakistan is improving and last year witnessed a growth of 33 percent in the bilateral trade volume compared to the previous year.

Ahmad Mohammadi was speaking at a reception hosted by him to celebrate the 39th anniversary of victory of Islamic Revolution of Iran at Karachi Consulate General.

He said Consulate General of Iran will welcome and support any initiative and cooperation from Pakistani business community, especially of Sindh province, and will play an active role in exchange of information on trade and investment avenues on both ends.

He noted that in pursuance of the desire of the high-ranking authorities of Iran and Pakistan, last year as well, the Embassy and Consulates General of Iran in Pakistan made their best efforts for further strengthening the long historical relations between these brotherly Islamic countries.

Mohammadi added that the visits to Pakistan by the president of Iran, speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, foreign minister and many other Iranian authorities and the reciprocal visits by Pakistani authorities to Iran were the examples of the deep relations and positively directed mutual cooperation between them.

The consul general said that Iranian and Pakistani companies had an active presence in the exhibitions of the two countries and had signed many agreements with each other.

He added huge economic and trade potential exists on both sides, which must be utilized fully to the benefit of the two nations.

The Iranian envoy was confident that during the current year also, Iran-Pakistan friendly relations and cooperation would develop further.

Many businessmen, political and social personalities, besides media and diplomats from different countries attended the ceremony.

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