Pakistan Urged to Move for Boosting Asian Cooperations
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK
TEHRAN – Chairman of Iran’s parliamentary Group in the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Ms. Masumeh Pashaee during her meeting with Pakistan Ambassador to Tehran Rahim Hayat Qureshi said members of APA committees of Iran and Pakistan should take advantage of the opportunities ahead for strengthening Asian co-operations.
In the meeting, Majlis lawmaker Ms. Pashaee pointed to the deep bonds between Iran and Pakistan, saying that commonalities between the two neighboring and friendly countries are opportunities for the nation, government and parliament in order to take step in line for strengthening and developing relations more than ever.
She called Iran and Pakistan as two important and influential countries in the Muslim world and stipulated that developing bilateral relations as well as boosting consultations and contacts with other Muslim countries is a solution for unity and solving crises of Muslim world especially innocent Palestinian people’s woes.
She then pointed to the important stand of APA in boosting parliamentary diplomacy and distinguished role of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan as two influential and important members of the assembly, and added that continuation of cooperation and parliamentary talks between both countries for strengthening and advancing the goals of the APA is of great importance. She reiterated that the members of committees of APA teams of both countries should take advantage of the opportunities ahead of them for more bolstering Asian cooperation.
Pakistan Ambassador, Mr. Qureshi, for his part, expressed his satisfaction over the meeting and underscored bolstering parliamentary relations between Iran and Pakistan in the regional and international meetings, adding that nothing should hinder boosting cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad in different fields either bilateral or multilateral co-operations.
He also said inauguration of Rimdan-Gabd cross-border gateway is a step towards boosting bilateral relations between Iran and Pakistan in the new era, adding that this move is an effective action for creation of job for the local people and preventing them from turning to smuggling of goods.