Iran dispatches relief goods


Iran on Monday sent two plane-loads of relief goods for the assistance of flood stricken-people in Sindh, the Foreign Office said.
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar met her Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi in Tehran, a statement said on Monday.
“Foreign Minister Hina Khar is accompanying Prime Mister Yousaf Raza Gilani on his visit to Iran,” the statement said. Hina apprised the Iranian foreign minister of the magnitude of the devastation caused by monsoon rains in southern Pakistan.
The Iranian foreign minister said that in solidarity with the Pakistani people and as an urgent response to the appeal for assistance by President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minster Gilani, the Iranian government was sending two plane-loads of relief goods to Pakistan on September 12. The foreign minister thanked her Iranian counterpart for the immediate response. “The two ministers, as a follow up to their recent meeting in Islamabad, held substantive discussions on bilateral issues and measures to strengthen bilateral economic ties. They also discussed the global and regional situation with particular focus on peace and stability in Afghanistan,” the statement said.