Ishaq Jahangiri received Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif arrived in Tehran Tuesday after a visit to Riyadh the day before. Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan welcomed Mr. Sharif and his delegation in airport in Tehran earlier Tuesday.
Mr. Jahangiri highlighted that both Iran and Pakistan should work in harmony to tackle the terrorism and bolster stability of the region; “relations with neighbors is a priority for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy, with Pakistan also being a special case in this grand scheme of policy thank to common cultural and religious features both brother nations enjoyed,” said the first vice-president. “Now, with sanctions removed, a good ground for cooperation in banking and other economic and financial sectors is prepared; a joint economic commission should be soon met and could be influential in advancing bilateral economic ties,” he emphasized.
Jahangiri also touched upon gas pipeline which would transfer Iran’s southern gas to Pakistan and joint venture in electricity generation as cases of cooperation; “it is crucial that flights be increased between both Tehran and Islamabad in line with common decision to boost exchanges of delegations agreed in previous accords,” he told Nawaz Sharif.