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Pakistan, Iran ink 8 agreements for broader cooperation

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April 22, 2024 (MLN): Pakistan and Iran have signed eight agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in diverse fields, including security, judicial assistance in civil matters, and veterinary and animal health.

The two countries signed an MOU for the establishment of a special economic zone whilst another was signed for film exchanges and cooperation between Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Organization of Cinema and audio visual affairs of Iran.

Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Ministry of Cooperatives, labours and social welfare of Iran  as well as Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority and National Standards Organization of Iran also signed MOUs of cooperation.

Additionally, an MOU was also signed on legal cooperation.

The ceremony was witnessed by the Iranian President and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Iranian President Dr. Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi is currently on a three-day visit to Pakistan to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two nations.

On arrival at Nur Khan Airbase, he was warmly received by Federal Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzada.

The Iranian President is accompanied by his spouse and a high-level delegation, comprising the Foreign Minister and other members of the cabinet, senior officials and a business delegation.

The two leaders will participate in a ceremony regarding naming a highway in Islamabad as Iran Avenue. 

To facilitate a smooth and secure visit of the high-level foreign delegation, Commissioner Karachi Syed Hassan Naqvi announced a public holiday in the bustling port city on April 23 (Tuesday).

The decision mandates the closure of all public and private offices and educational institutions across the Karachi division.

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Posted on: 2024-04-22T15:08:51+05:00