Iranian delegation arrives in Gwadar to discuss trade, security
Deputy Commissioner Gwadar Captain (R) Jameel Ahmed receiving Iranian delegation at Gwadar: Photo provided by DGPR

Behram Baloch:

A 12-member Iranian delegation arrived in Gwadar to discuss trade and security issues between Pakistan and Iran on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner Gwadar, Captain (R) Jameel Ahmed and other high-level officials received the delegation at the Pak-Iran border Gabd. Strict security measures were adopted on the eve of the arrival of the delegation.

The officials of the two countries discussed trade, pilot projects at the border and security issues relating to the border, an official handout issued here said. The DC and other officials paid respect to the visiting delegation as per the Baloch traditions.

The delegation held a meeting with its Pakistani counterparts regarding the trade activities, security situation and movement of the people at the border. The meeting decided to boost bilateral trade between the two countries.

Border security, regional peace and stability were at the top of the meeting

In the meeting, border security and regional peace and stability issues were at the top of the discussion between Pakistan and Iran. In the meeting, the parties reviewed relations in all sectors including economy, trade, connectivity, security, energy, education and people-to-people exchanges.

Along with this, the situation in the region was also discussed. In the meeting, the promotion of economic cooperation between Pakistan and Iran was also emphasized. In the meeting, the matters that happened last year were also discussed.

The meeting agrees to enhance bilateral cooperation

It has been said in the meeting that the views of Pakistan and Iran on many issues are the same and through consultation, cooperation and joint assistance, obstacles in the way of bilateral relations will also be removed.

Addressing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Capt Retired Jameel Ahmed said that Pakistan-Iran bilateral trade will increase trade and business activities in Gwadar. Trade with neighboring Iran will increase economic activities in the border areas as well as create employment opportunities for local people.

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