Closer Ties With Islamabad Welcome

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President Hassan Rouhani underlined that Iran is willing to boost relations with neighboring Pakistan in political, economic and cultural fields.

In a telephone call made by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday evening, Rouhani praised the growing ties between Tehran and Islamabad and said Iran welcomes developing ties with the South Asian country, Tasnim News Agency reported.

"Iran and Pakistan have numerous opportunities that should be seized to promote bilateral relations and cooperation in economic, political and cultural areas in line with the will of the two nations," he said.

Rouhani pointed to an upcoming meeting of Economic Cooperation Organization due to be held in Pakistan and hoped that member states would witness positive developments and closer cooperation.

Sharif congratulated Iran on the anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and said promotion of ties with Iran is one of the priorities of Pakistan's foreign policy.

The Pakistani premier invited Rouhani to attend the 13th ECO meeting and said Iran's presence in the meeting is very important for promoting the organization's status.

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