Iranian President Raeisi Arrives in Pakistan to Boost Security and Trade Ties

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday for an official visit aimed at promoting security and trade ties between the two nations.

Iran (IMNA) - Raeisi, who is heading a high-ranking politico-economic delegation, was welcomed by Pakistani Minister of Housing and Works Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada upon his arrival. During his visit, Raeisi will hold a private meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to discuss various topics, including economic and trade ties, energy, and border issues.

The two countries aim to increase the value of their trade and economic exchanges to $10 billion, given their great capacities. Before leaving Tehran for Islamabad, Raeisi emphasized that Iran considers Pakistan's security as its own and that the promotion of security along the border with Pakistan will benefit both nations.

He also noted that Iran has deep-rooted, civilizational and historical relations with Pakistan as one of the most important countries in South Asia and that Tehran and Islamabad have always attached importance to political and economic ties as well as regional and extra-regional cooperation.

Raeisi further emphasized that Tehran and Islamabad share the same stance on human rights, defending the oppressed Palestinian people, and fighting terrorism. The Iranian president is also set to visit Sri Lanka to boost economic and trade ties with the country. He expressed hope that his visit will be a turning point in the promotion of ties between Iran and Sri Lanka, particularly in the technical and engineering sectors.

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