Pak-Iran strategic relations must be strengthened to boost trade and investment: Iranian Governor

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A high-powered delegation of Iranian Province Khorasan Razvi, led by Governor Dr. Mahmoud Salahi visited Islamabad Chamber
of Commerce & Industry (ICCI). Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, Mashallah Shakari also accompanied the delegation.
Muslim Ummah must be united to overcome the challenges of world powers. There were centuries-old civilization, historical and cultural relations between Pakistan and Iran, both countries should enhance further cooperation
in trade industries and other sectors, Dr. Mahmoud Salahi, Governor of Iranian Province Khorasan Razvi has said, addressing the business community at ICCI.
Dr Salahi expressed hope that industrial exchange program between Punjab and Khorasan would help to promote trade relations of two provinces. He said that Iran was willing to import rice, meat, fruits and many other items from
Pakistan, adding that, Iran and Punjab government were going to set up slaughterhouses in Lahore. He said that Iran has made tremendous progress in various sectors and there was a vast scope of cooperation in energy sector,
elaborating the point, Dr. Salahi said that Khorasan could also help Pakistan in producing electricity from water, coal, air and solar options.
Speaking on the occasion, Mashallah Shakari, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan said that Pakistani investors should benefit from the expertise of Iranian
companies.
He said that Iran and Pakistan have great potential for enhancing economic and cultural cooperation amongst the business communities of both countries. The Ambassador said that exchange of business delegations could pave the way for exploring areas of common interest. Iran would provide technical and all other kinds of assistance to Pakistan to overcome energy
crisis, he added.