Pakistan, Iran agree to establish market on joint border
Tehran, Iran, Jan.25
The Pakistani government has decided to build a joint market with Iran on the Taftan border, Trend reports citing IRNA.
The officials at the Taftan border zone said a commercial gateway between Pakistan and Iran, near the joint borderline, is being established.
According to sources, an agreement was reached at the recent joint meeting of the Iran-Pakistan border commission on the establishment of this market.
Earlier this year, the Islamic Republic of Iran's Consulate General in Pakistan's Quetta announced that the free economic zone of the two countries will soon be opened in the Mirajaveh area (Iran).
Iran's Consulate General in Quetta, Mohammad Rafiei, called for the establishment of this zone to facilitate trade between the two countries and prevent smuggling of goods.
According to statistics, Iran's exports to Pakistan reached $860 million in the eight months of this Iranian year (started on March21, 2018), making Pakistan the seventh biggest market for Iranian goods.