A 14-member delegation of businessmen from Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has left for Iran to promote trade between the two countries, IRNA reports.
The delegation was led by Vice President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Zubair Ali.
According to FPCCI press statement issued Friday, the delegation is scheduled to visit Fars province of Iran to bring businessmen closer to each other.
During its visit to Fars province, the delegation is scheduled to meet government functionaries, industrialists, businessmen and office bearers of Shiraz Chamber.
The delegation is also scheduled to visit various industrial sites of the province, it said adding that agreements would also be inked for the promotion of trade and investment.
Talking to reporters before leaving for Iran, the FPCCI Vice President said that Pakistan and Iran were enjoying cordial relations and the objective of the visit is to bring further closer the businessmen of the two countries.
He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has huge natural resources, thus offering vast opportunities for investment.
He said that the delegation comprised of businessmen from all the sectors of economy, so it would be in better position to explore potential in various fields of trade and economy.