Pakistan, Iran presidents stress bilateral cooperation
According to the report of Presidential Office website on Saturday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a meeting with visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari expressed Iran's readiness for expansion of bilateral cooperation in the fields of agriculture, industry and energy adding that increasing exchanges between the two countries will cause expansion of ties more than ever, IRNA reported.
He also underlined that agreements between Tehran and Islamabad should be operational and that economic exchanges should increase to more than one billion dollars and said that gas transfer pipeline is being constructed now and Iran hopes that it will have reached the borderline by the end of year 2012.
President Zardari, by expressing pleasure over meeting with his Iranian counterpart, also underlined expansion of relations and bilateral interactions and said that if trade exchanges between the two countries can be done by Iran and Pakistan currencies, and not US dollar, it can decrease goods smuggling.
He also referred to enemies' efforts to show Pakistani government as untable and cause of unrest and disorder and expressed hope that the Judiciary, which started its activities recently, can strongly fight existing unrest.
President Zardari also invited President Ahmadinejad to pay an official visit to Pakistan.