New border crossings to facilitate joint trade of Pakistan and Iran sought

New border crossings to facilitate joint trade of Pakistan and Iran sought when ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran called on Prime Minister’s Adviser on Commerce, Abdul Razak Dawood.

Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini stressed the need to open up new border crossings with Pakistan in order to facilitate joint trade.

New border crossings to facilitate joint trade

During meeting with Razak Dawood yesterday, he said new border crossings would bring economic stability in border areas of the two countries.

He emphasised the two countries should further strengthen trade and commercial cooperation at the governmental and private levels.

The ambassador called strengthening of border markets for the development of border areas between Iran and Pakistan inevitable.

Meanwhile, Abdul Razak Dawood also called for enhancing cooperation with Iran in trade and economic sector.

“We call for continued consultations with Iran in pursuit of joint trade agreements,” he said.

The two sides emphasized the need to strengthen bilateral trade and business cooperation, identify problems and obstacles to expand cooperation and provide solutions to the problems through regular business meetings between two countries.

The two sides also stressed the need to systematize trade and business and fight against smuggling in the border areas of the two countries.

Earlier Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan had directed the ministry of commerce to expedite the process of setting up border markets with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

It is pertinent to mention that seventh Joint Border Trade Committee (JBTC) between Iran and Pakistan was held at Zahedan in December during which both sides agreed to establish four joint border markets.

Over 120 thousand Pakistani pilgrims travel to Iran last year



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