Zarif visits Islamabad for a three-day tour

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Referring to the historical ties and cultural commonalities between Iran and Pakistan, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal vowed to level up the bilateral relations.

The two top diplomats also commemorated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of relations between the two countries.

He was warmly welcomed by senior officials of Foreign Ministry at Islamabad airport, Radio Pakistan reported.

The foreign minister is accompanied by a 30-member delegation, including representatives from the business sector.

During the meetings, the Iranian delegation will discuss matters pertaining to trade, energy, culture, people to people contacts besides discussing other matters of mutual interest.

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Islamabad, Mar 12 Pakistan and Iran today said they would boost links between Gawadar and Chahbahar ports that are being developed by China and India. He will also address Pakistan-Iran business conference.

"Together, we can move towards free trade agreement", he shared, adding that Pakistan and Iran are leading Muslim countries in different industries.

Zarif is scheduled to hold official talks with his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif later on Monday on key issues, focusing on anti-terror cooperation, border security and economic issues, official sources said.

Zarif also called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and discussed efforts for strengthening of bilateral relations and issues related to peace and security in the region.

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