Tehran, Islamabad explore ways to boost ties

Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi conferred on Thursday with Pakistani Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on enhancement of relations and cooperation between the two countries.

During their meeting, the two sides urged the need for developing all-out cooperation and bolstering bilateral relations, according to IRNA.

Boroujerdi called on for bilateral visits to be increased by officials on the two sides to help promote cooperation in various fields and mainly in the economic sphere.

The two neighboring countries should rely on their cultural, religious, historical and lingual commonalties, as good grounds to boost mutual ties far beyond normal relations maintained by two neighboring countries, he said.

Sartaj Aziz, for his part, described the Islamic Republic of Iran as a friend country and underlined that Pakistan attaches great importance to such amicable ties between the two countries.

The two officials also examined regional developments and talked about the upcoming conference of the Economic Cooperation Organization or ECO, due to be held in Pakistan in the coming months.

Boroujerdi who is on the second day of his official visit to Pakistan, is expected to meet Pakistani parliament and senate speakers to submit them the official invitation letters sent by Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani to invite them to attend the International conference in support of Palestine in Tehran.