Islamabad, Today on 18th May, 2023 H.E. Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, honorable President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and H.E. Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, honorable Prime Minster of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, along with some other top officials from the two countries, attended at the common border line of the two neighbouring countries in order to jointly inaugurate the two important projects of Pishin-Mand Joint Border Marketplace and Polan-Gabed Power Transmission Line.
In view of the firm determination of the authorities of the two countries, according to the agreements made previously and remembering the steady efforts made by the colleagues at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran under the tenure of the former head of mission, H.E. Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini, honorable former ambassador of I.R. Iran to Pakistan, the two projects were agreed upon to launch under the process of construction and presently ready to be inaugurated officially.
The historic meeting of the officials of the two countries takes place in a great time and venue for the honorable people of the two brotherly countries particularly the local residents of the border regions of the two sides.
According to the neighbourly approach of the Iranian government, priority is given to the expansion and development of the all-out relations and ties, especially in the economic and trade spheres, with the neighbouring countries including Pakistan. Now this engagement is realized in view of the firm determination of the authorities of the two countries to boost trade and enhance cooperation in all areas.
The two projects will help, in turn, encourage formal trade, boost bilateral trade, prevent smuggling, feed entrepreneurship for both youth from men and women etc. for the one, and provide different sectors in Pakistan including industry, agriculture and service with constant and economical electricity, improve power accessibility for the house consumers and reduce outages among the other, for the latter.
Improving welfare, upgrading livability, contributing to the sustainable development of the region, expanding people-to-people contacts, increasing connectivity, and enhancing geo-economy at the regional level are among the other benefits of these two projects.