DAVOS, Switzerland: The Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met with Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Thursday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
During the meeting, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to strengthen Pak-Iran fraternal ties in all areas of mutual interest.
The foreign minister emphasised that there existed vast scope in bilateral trade and economic cooperation which should be tapped by both sides through various institutional mechanisms and innovative ways to identify new sectors.
The foreign minister underscored the importance of the earliest completion of border markets to improve livelihood in the border region.
Bilawal Bhutto appreciated Iran’s steadfast support for the Kashmir cause, especially at the Supreme Leader level.
The foreign minister also thanked Foreign Minister Abdollahian for sending an Iranian aircraft to Pakistan which helped in extinguishing the forest fire in Balochistan.
In the context of the situation in Afghanistan, he noted that as neighbours, Pakistan and Iran had been closely coordinating.
The minister underlined that sustained engagement between international community and the Interim Afghan government was critical to advance shared objectives of peace and stability in Afghanistan.
The Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Hossein Amir Abdollahian extended an invitation to the Foreign Minister to understate a visit to Iran.