News ID: 232567
Published: 0330 GMT October 10, 2018

Pakistan sees immense scope for cooperation with Iran

Pakistan sees immense scope for cooperation with Iran

Pakistan's minister of maritime affairs said there is lot of scope for cooperation between Iran and Pakistan in all sectors.

Ali Haider Zaidi told IRNA that trade opportunities between Iran and Pakistan are equally beneficial for both the neighboring states.

The minister said there are some issues which need immediate attention between Iran and Pakistan. One of the first things the prime minister wants to address is the issue of pilgrims traveling to Iran, he noted.

He said trade opportunities between Iran and Pakistan are equally beneficial for both the countries. "We export a lot of rice to Iran," he said. The minister pointed out that Iran and Pakistan must enhance trade ties.

Iran and Pakistan, he said, are also looking at the possibilities of restarting train service. He added that there is also a plan to start ferry service between Pakistani and Iranian ports but there are certain challenges.

"Ferries can't run from March to October because of the rough seas as we have two wind corridors from east to west and north to south but we are trying to solve the issue," he said.

   
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