Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that close friendly relation between Pakistan and Iran were imperative for regional peace, security and prosperity.
He expressed these views while talking to Ambassador of Iran Mr. Mehdi Honardoost who called on him at Parliament House on Wednesday.
The matters pertaining to bilateral relations and regional issues and important regional and global issues were discussed in the meeting.
The Speaker said that Pakistan values high its brotherly relations with Iran and incumbent Government desired to further strengthening relations between two neighbouring countries.
He stressed the need for enhanced cooperation between Pakistan and Iran in the areas of trade, investment and energy for mutual benefits, added that both the countries have to work together to resolve the problems being faced by the Ummah.
He said that the booth the country needed consensus on matters of international importance. He said that practical steps were needed from both sides to bring the people of the both country more closer.
Ambassador of Iran Mr. Mehdi Honardoost said that Iran gives great importance to its relations with Pakistan and consider Pakistan as its partner for peace in the region.
He said that Iranian Leadership and government are keen to strengthen the relation between two countries.
Iranian Ambassador agreed with the proposal of Speaker for diversification of trade and economic relations. He said that historic friendly relations existed between two nation and both the countries always stood with each other in difficult time. Iranian Ambassador appreciated Pakistan’s roles for promoting unity among Muslim countries.
He stressed the need for collaboration between two countries to promote sustainable patterns of governance and assist each other in institutional building for effective governance.
He also extended invitation to the Speaker to attend 2nd Speakers Conference in Tehran on 7-8 December.