Pakistan, Iran sign six MoUs to strengthen bilateral cooperation


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan and Iran Friday signed six Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) to strengthen bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including health, commerce, finance and foreign services.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani witnessed the signing ceremony held at the PM House after the delegation level talks between the two countries.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Iranian President Rouhani led their respective delegations during the talks.

Both the countries signed MoU for cooperation between Pakistan’s Foreign Service Academy and Iran’s School of International Relations. Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Iranian Foreign Minister Javed Zarif represented their countries respectively.

Pakistan and Iran inked MoU for Cooperation and Information Exchange between Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan Central Insurance of Iran. The MoU was signed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Iran’s Interior Minister and Head of Joint Economic Commission Abdul Reza Rahmani Fazli.

The two countries also signed MoU on Five Year Strategic Trade Cooperation Plan. Pakistan’s Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir and Iranian Minister for Industries, Mine and Commerce Mohammad Nematzadeh respected their countries respectively.

Both the countries also inked MoU for cooperation on Health Research, Training, Medicine and Medical Technology.

Minister of State for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar signed the MoU from Pakistani side while Minister for Health Dr Seyyed Hassan Hashemi represented Iran.

The two countries signed another MoU in order to extend cooperation between Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture of Iran. President FPCCI Abdur Rauf Alam signed the MoU from Pakistani side while President ICCMI represented Iran.

Pakistan and Iran also signed MoU on cooperation between the Institute for Political and International Studies of Iran and Karachi Council on Foreign Relations (KCFR) of Pakistan.

The document was signed Secretary General KCFR and Iranian Ambassador Honardoost.

Earlier, the two leaders led their respective delegations in the delegation level talks and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in multiple fields.

Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir, Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz andSpecial Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi comprised the Pakistani delegation.

The Iranian delegation comprised their ministers for foreign affairs, trade and commerce.

Source: APP

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