Ambassador of Iran calls on National Assembly Speaker.

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Islamabad, The Speaker of the National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, held a fruitful meeting with the Ambassador of Iran, H.E. Dr. Amiri Moghaddam, at Parliament House in Islamabad. The discussion encompassed various topics, with a focus on bolstering parliamentary and economic relations between Iran and Pakistan.

During the meeting, Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq reaffirmed Pakistan’s deep-rooted fraternal bond with Iran, steeped in a shared history, culture, and religion. He emphasized the need to strengthen these ties further by expanding cooperation across all mutual areas of interest, particularly in energy and trade, to uplift the economies of both nations, especially those living on both sides of the common border.

The Speaker highlighted the strategic geographical positioning of both countries, presenting significant opportunities for regional and global connectivity and trade promotion. While acknowledging the positive trajectory in bilateral trade, he noted that there is untapped potential that both nations should explore. He stressed the importance of addressing pending issues such as those related to banking, trade, transportation, and energy in a cordial manner. Additionally, he expressed optimism about resolving issues related to the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline.

Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq underscored the pivotal role of parliamentary diplomacy in strengthening bilateral relations and expressed intent to actively engage all relevant stakeholders regularly, to support governmental efforts in achieving common goal of expanded economic cooperation.

Ambassador H.E. Dr. Amiri Moghaddam congratulated Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on his re-election and extended warm Ramadan greetings. He praised the Speaker’s vision for collective growth and assured full commitment and cooperation from Iran across all areas. The Ambassador also informed the Speaker about the upcoming visit of the Iranian President to Pakistan, highlighting its significance in advancing bilateral relations and enhancing cooperation in various sectors.

Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq thanked the Ambassador for his kind words and pledged mutual efforts to strengthen the bond between Pakistan and Iran.