Iran FM holds meeting with Pakistani National Assembly Speaker


Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq have held talks in Islamabad.

During the talks, the Pakistani official praised the close and good relations between Iran and Pakistan.

He described the last year’s meeting of parliament speakers of six countries in Islamabad including Iran and Pakistan as “very successful” and added the next meeting of the parliamentary heads will be held in Tehran.

He underlined Iran is not only a neighbour for Pakistan but a brother and friend state.

For his part, the Iranian foreign minister gave the warm regards of the speaker of the Iranian parliament to his Pakistani counterpart and called for further expansion of ties between Iran and Pakistan particularly in parliamentary field.

During the talks, the two sides also exchanged views on banking and security relations, regional issues particularly the crises in Syria and Yemen and multi-lateral cooperation.

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