TEHRAN, Iran, Aug.27
Iran is ready to increase its economic and trade ties with Pakistan, said Iranian President, Trend reports citing Fars News Agency.
"Current economic and trade ties between two countries are not satisfying and we should increase ties with proper planning in line with interests of nations," said Ebrahim Raisi during his meeting with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi.
"Strengthened bilateral relations could prepare the ground for development and boosting regional and international cooperation of Iran and Pakistan," he indicated.
"Iran and Pakistan could cooperate to facilitate the interaction of ethnic groups and active groups in Afghanistan to create security and peace in the country," Raisi noted.
"Iran has hosted about 4 million Afghans in past four decades and has always been supportive of people of Afghanistan," he added referring to policies of Iran toward people of Afghanistan.
The Pakistani Foreign Minister has indicated the necessity to establish peace and sustainable stability in Afghanistan and noted the common position of Iran and Pakistan in many regional and international issues.
"Pakistan seeks to strengthen and deepens ties between the two countries in various fields of economy, policy and regional and we intend to improve the level of our relations even more than before," said Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi.