Iranian foreign minister in Islamabad to hold talks with Pakistani leadership

Iran's foreign minister arrives in Pakistan on ties

In Islamabad, Zarif says Iran seeks free trade with Pakistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, while on a three-day official visit, said Iranian leadership will not let its soil be used against Pakistan.

Prime Minister Abbasi emphasized the need to deepen connectivity to harness benefits from regional economic integration.

The importance of peace in Afghanistan for stability and economic progress of the region was also discussed.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has stressed to develop favorable environment for trade between Pakistan and Iran. He said Pakistan was working towards realizing the vision of a peaceful and inter-connected region for shared progress and prosperity.

Zarif further said the Islamic Republic also seeks to promote its banking relations with Pakistan and boost preferred tariffs levied on traded goods.

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Pakistan's top diplomat also suggested that the two sides should hold joint exhibitions.

The Iranian foreign minister appreciated the increasing high level interaction between the two Countries.

Iran's foreign minister had arrived in Pakistan on Sunday night, leading a high-level delegation that includes a large group of businessmen and is scheduled to meet civilian and military leadership.

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammed Faisal on Thursday said his country and Iran remain actively engaged in enhancing cooperation in all areas of mutual interest, Arab News reported.

Zarif will also hold meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

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