Pakistan, Iran vow to boost economic ties

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran agreed on Friday to enhance economic ties and open two more border crossings to increase trade, the government said. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who arrived on a two-day state visit to Pakistan, met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and held talks on matters of mutual interest, Islamabad said in a statement. “Our trade and economic ties have suffered due to sanctions. We have agreed to strengthen our bilateral ties in diverse areas of trade, economy and energy,” the statement quoted Sharif as saying. After the talks, Sharif and Rouhani witnessed the signing of six agreements related to trade and economy including a “Five Year Strategic Trade Cooperation Plan”. Sharif said both countries also decided to open two additional crossing points along their border to encourage trade.

AFP

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