Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and President Dr. Hassan Rouhani of Iran met at New York on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly session.
Both sides expressed satisfaction on the positive trajectory of bilateral ties between Pakistan and Iran.
They noted progress on Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline and electricity import from Iran would help overcome Pakistan’s energy shortages in the coming years.
They shared the view that Gwadar and Chahbahar seaports would be instrumental in further promoting trade in the region.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif apprised President Rouhani of Indian brutalities in Kashmir, particularly in the past two months and stressed on the need for building unity and cohesion within the Muslim world.
Iranian President said there is a need for defence cooperation between Iran and Pakistan.
He lauded the vision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for translating CPEC into a reality and expressed his desire to be part of the CPEC. -Radio Pakistan