Pakistan Envoy Underscores Strong Bonds

Pakistan Envoy Underscores Strong BondsPakistan Envoy Underscores Strong Bonds

Tehran and Islamabad enjoy very close and strong ties, said the Pakistani ambassador to Tehran.

Noor Muhammad Jadmani made the remarks in a speech at a ceremony in Tehran to celebrate Pakistan Day (March 23).

"The two countries enjoy close and cordial relations which are based on strong historical, religious, and cultural bonds," IRNA quoted him as saying.

Jadmani said the governments of President Hassan Rouhani and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif both stress strengthening economic ties with neighboring countries, as "such relations offer enormous potential which can be utilized to serve the interests of the two sides," he said, expressing his willingness to help enhance brotherly ties with Iran.

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli who attended the ceremony as a special guest congratulated the people and government of Pakistan and said expansion of political, economic, and cultural ties will open new horizons before the two nations.

Referring to the agreements reached in the 19th meeting of Iran-Pakistan joint commission in Islamabad last December, Rahmani Fazli said Iran seriously adheres to the agreements in all areas, including enhancing security as well as combating terrorism and drug and human smuggling.  

Pointing to the Yemeni crisis, the minister said it is an internal issue which can be solved through political means. He also expressed Iran's readiness to cooperate with Pakistan to help address regional issues, including the conflict in Yemen.

Pakistan Resolution Day, also known as Pakistan Day, is a national holiday in Pakistan to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940 and the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan during the transition of the Dominion of Pakistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 23 March 1940.