Diplomatic: (Iranian Ambassador pays farewell call on Finance Minister)


ISLAMABAD: The Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, Alireza Haghighian paid a farewell call on the Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here Sunday.

The Iranian Envoy, in his discussion with the Minister, called for efforts from both countries to enhance trade and economic cooperation and bring it at par with their overall friendly ties.

The Ambassador referred to visit of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif to Iran and added that economic activities between the two countries had since gained momentum. This momentum he said should be maintained.

He said that Iran eagerly looked forward to holding of the 20th Pak-Iran Joint Economic Commission (JEC) meeting in Tehran. He also proposed holding a meeting to review the implementation status of decisions taken in the 19th JEC meeting.

He appreciated Minister Dar’s invaluable contribution in holding the 19th JEC meeting in Islamabad last year.

The Minister appreciated the Iranian Ambassador’s standpoint on bilateral economic cooperation. He lauded the Ambassador’s services for strengthening Pak-Iran relations in all spheres during his tenure in Pakistan.

He wished Mr. Ali Haghighian all the success in his future diplomatic assignments. Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance were also present on the occasion.