Iranian-Pakistani ties are unbreakable: Larijani

Staff Report
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
ISLAMABAD: In his meeting with national assembly (NA) speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, on Monday, Iranian consultative assembly speaker Ali Ardeshir Larijani said, “Iran considers Pakistan as a brotherly country and wants to further strengthen the existing bilateral relations through enhancing cooperation in diverse fields” adding “Ties between Pakistan and Iran are unbreakable and both the nations have always stood with each other in difficult conditions;” an official statement said.

According to detail, Larijani appreciated Sadiq’s great personal contributions for making excellent arrangements for speakers’ conference. 

He expressed the hope that the conference will play an instrumental role to promote connectivity amongst the members states and address the challenge of terrorism which is a constant threat to peace and security of the region. 

Larijani expressed gratitude for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and his delegation and extended invitation to NA speaker Sadiq for participation in parliamentary union of the organisation of Islamic cooperation (OIC) member states which will be held in Tehran in 2018.

Sadiq responded that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its fraternal relations with Iran and wants to further cement the existing relations through enhanced parliamentary cooperation between the legislatures of both the countries.

He remarked that both the nations were intertwined in bonds of religion, history, culture and their goals, Friends and enemies are also the same. 

Sadiq said that vigorous Pak-Iran relations were imperative for peace, security and prosperity in the region. 

Stressing the need for enhance parliamentary relations between both the countries NA speaker said that regular interaction between the parliamentarians of both countries could play an important role for promoting unity and stability in the region. 

He said that Pakistan and Iran share views on the important of the establishment of peace and security in the region and reinforcement of unity. 

Sadiq stressed the need that the regional issues should be resolved by the neighbouring countries themselves. He underlined the need for further enhancing cooperation between both the countries in diverse fields for mutual benefits.

Sadiq thanked Iranian speaker for accepting his invitation of participation in the speakers’ conference. Urging the need for unity among the Muslim world NA speaker said that the unity among the Muslim countries was necessary to confront the challenges being faced by Ummah. 

NA foreign affairs standing committee chairman Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiyar, finance parliamentary secretary Rana Muhammad Afzal, Pak-Iran friendship group convener in the NA Syed Muhammad Ashiq Hussain Shah and ambassador of Iran in Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost were present on the occasion.