BAKU, Azerbaijan: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan considers Iran as an important Country as both Countries share more than 900 km border, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
In a meeting with the Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani held on the sidelines of 18th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Baku on Friday, the president said that a strong people-to-people contact has further strengthened the bond of friendship between the two Countries.
Dr Arif Alvi said that both the Countries need to fully utilize the trade potential to further enhance bilateral economic relations.
The president briefed his Iranian Counterpart on the continuous lockdown and the human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K).
The president thanked the Iranian leadership for its continued commitment and support towards oppressed people of IOJ&K.
On the sidelines of the 18th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Baku, President Dr Arif Alvi will also meet President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad, President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli, President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow.
Established in 1961 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, the NAB is a forum of 120 Developing World States that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. After the United Nations, it is the largest grouping of States worldwide.