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Iran FM, Top Pakistani Lawmaker Meet in Islamabad

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Speaker of Pakistan"s National Assembly Asad Qaiser in Islamabad.

During the Friday meeting, the Pakistani official underlined his nation"s affection for the Iranian people and expressed his own support as well as that of Pakistan"s National Assembly for the Iranian nation amid the current situation.

He then referred to the upcoming visit of a parliamentary delegation from Iran to Islamabad and stressed the significance of strengthening cooperation between the two sides" parliaments.

For his part, the Iranian foreign minister referred to the close relations between Iranian and Pakistan nations, and said there are good grounds for cooperation between Iran and Pakistan particularly in Chabahar and Gwadar ports.

Zarif then described IranPakistan parliamentarian ties as good and called for further cooperation in the fields of border security and fight against terrorism.

The two sides also exchanged views on regional issues and stressed their countries" support for the nation of Palestine amid the current critical situation of the region.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of IRAN

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