IRNA - A fruitful year for Iran-Pakistan cultural ties
The Khana-e-Farhang-e-Islami Jamhoori Iran has always played a positive writers has contributed to the strengthening of Pak-Iran relations. On March 24, Norouz festival was also celebrated in Pakistani city of Quetta with the cooperation of Iranian Cultural Center (Khana-e-Farhang). Khana Farhang Iran Director General Ali Aqha Nouri said the Iranian cultural centre tried to improve relations between the two countries. He said Pakistan and Iran possessed similar cultures and RAC always welcomed.
Bilateral and Multilateral visits in the late s[ edit ] InPrime Minister Benazir Bhutto paid a state visit to Iran to lay the groundwork for a memorandum on energy, and begin work on an Energy security agreement between the two countries. While there Sharif held talks with President Khatamiwith a view to improving bilateral relations, as well as finding a solution to the Afghan crisis.
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Pakistan Consul General met with the Mayor of Mashhad Sincerelations between Iran and Pakistan have begun to normalize, and economic cooperation has strengthened. Though Iranian officials welcomed the move, they soon found themselves encircled by U.
A serious military cooperation between took place during the Balochistan insurgency phases against the armed separatist movement in — Contrary to the situation 20 years ago, nuclear know-how and other complex technologies are no longer considered inaccessible daydreams for Muslim nations of the region.
A former president of Iran —89Khamenei succeeded Ayatollah Khomeini as the spiritual head of the Iranian people. A staunch supporter of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Khamenei is believed to be highly influential in Iran's foreign policy. Khamenei visited Jammu and Kashmir in the early s and delivered a sermon at Srinagar's Jama Masjid mosque. InIran's leader Ayatollah Khamenei said that Kashmiris are being oppressed.
A fruitful year for Iran-Pakistan cultural ties
He also urged Muslim world to "openly support people of Kashmir and repudiate oppressors and tyrants who attacked people in Ramadan ". Atoms for Peace SincePakistan has steadily blocked any Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons ; however, Pakistan has wholeheartedly supported Iran's viewpoint on the issue of its nuclear energy programmaintaining that "Iran has the right to develop its nuclear program within the ambit of NPT.
Centrifuge technology was transferred in ; since then, there have been no further atoms for peace agreements. While Pakistan's foreign policy maintains balanced relations with Saudi Arabiathe United Statesand the European UnionIran tends to warn against it, and raised concerns about Pakistan's absolute backing of the Taliban during the fourth phase of civil war in Afghanistan in the last years of the 20th century.
In the changing security environment, Pakistan and Iran boosted their ties by maintaining the warmth in the relationship without taking into account the pressures from international actors.
Regional Rivalries Threaten Iran-Pakistan Relations
SincePakistan has been strategically advising Iran on multiple occasions to counter the international pressure on its nuclear program to subsequently work on civil nuclear power, instead of active nuclear weapons program. Qureshi also observed that Iran had signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and should respect the treaty.
Relations between Iran and Pakistan improved after the removal of the Taliban inbut tensions remain. Pakistan has been under a strong influence of Saudi Arabia in its competition with Shiite majority Iran for influence across the broader Islamic world, which it already has in its allied nations Lebanon and Syria.
IRNA - witnessed significant improvement in Iran-Pakistan ties
The festival was organized by Iranian Cultural Center in Karachi and screened the films dubbed into Urdu language. Ali Raza Rasheedian visited Pakistan. The four-day symposium took place in Iranian capital Tehran from April 22 to Both sides agreed to enhance parliamentary cooperation and exploit potential for increasing economic collaboration to boost bilateral ties.
Rouhani during the meeting said Iran welcomes development of all-out relations with its brotherly and friendly neighbor, Pakistan. Saleem Mandviwalla on the occasion said that his country is keen to see rapid progress on the Iran-Pakistan IP gas pipeline project and the government should pursue the project as it is in the interest of the country.
He also paid a visit to Pakistan-Afghan Torkham border to examine border management mechanism between the two countries.
The Iranian minister was the first top foreign diplomat to visit Pakistan after the new government came into power. Both ministers urged promotion of mutual cooperation for regional stability and security.
He said this while speaking to Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost who called on him at his office in Islamabad. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal in his tweet message said, 'Our deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in this heinous attack.
Pakistan National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser also said the Parliament and Pakistani nation express complete solidarity with the people of Iran and Parliament of Iran and strongly condemn the gruesome terrorist attack on a military parade in Ahvaz.Pakistan Statement On Trade With Iran --Pakistan and Iran Relations 2018
Captain Amir Hosseini Aranai, the commander of the Iranian flotilla in an interview with the Islamic Republic News agency IRNA said the visit was in line with great maritime tradition and to further strengthen the existing warm and cordial relations between Iran and Pakistan.