Islamabad: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar received the Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Ali Akber Salehi today.
The Iranian Foreign Minister is on a two days visit to Islamabad to lead the Iranian delegation to the 18th Session of the Pakistan-Iran Joint Economic Commission.
The Pakistan’s Finance Minister Mr. Hafiz Sheikh is leading the Pakistan delegation to the Joint Commission.
The Two Foreign Ministers discussed at length bilateral relations including measures to strengthen and deepen bilateral economic cooperation. The Ministers also discussed the global political situation including developments in North Africa and the Middle East. Both Ministers underscored the importance of regional connectivity and the role of the Economic Cooperation Organization.
The two Ministers agreed that the outcome of the 18th Session of the Joint Economic Commission would provide important inputs for Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Rasa‘s visit to Iran from 12-13 September 2011.
For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604