Pakistan governor calls for linking Gwadar, Chabahar ports

Islamabad, June 19, IRNA -- Governor of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai said that connectivity between Gwadar and Chabahar ports would help strengthen economic ties between Pakistan and Iran.

Speaking at an iftar dinner hosted by Iranian Consul General Mohammad Rafie in Quetta, he said Iran and Pakistan are two brotherly states having strong historic, cultural and economic cordial ties.

The governor further said that there is need to develop a more strategic comprehensive plan for unwavering economic and business cooperation between two nations.

“Both Pakistan and Iran have always extended mutual cooperation and stand shoulder-to-shoulder for regional peace,” said governor Achakzai.

Speaking on the occasion, Iranian Consul General Mohammad Rafie said that his country had always given importance to improving its relations with Pakistan.

He said that bilateral relations in the field of trade and economy were improving due to positive steps being taken by both governments.

“The trade volume had reached up to two billion dollars last year between both the countries,” he said.

Rafie said that joint border trade committees’ meetings in Zahedan and Gwadar were very successful and had paved the way for promoting trade between both countries.

Former Speaker Provincial Assembly Raheela Durrani and other political figures were present on the occasion.

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