ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran on Friday signed six memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to strengthen cooperation in health, commerce, finance and foreign services. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani witnessed the signing ceremony at the PM House after the delegation level talks between the two countries. Sharif and Rouhani led their delegations at the talks.
The two countries signed MoUs for cooperation between Pakistan’s Foreign Service Academy and Iran’s School of International Relations. Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif represented their countries. Pakistan and Iran inked MoUs for cooperation and information exchange between the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and the Central Insurance of Iran. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Iran’s Interior Minister and Head of Joint Economic Commission Abdul Reza Rahmani Fazli signed the MoU.
The two countries signed an MoU on Five Year Strategic Trade Cooperation Plan. The two neighbours inked another MoU for cooperation on health research, training, medicine and medical technology. They signed another MoU in order to extend cooperation between the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture of Iran. Pakistan and Iran also signed an MoU on cooperation between the Institute for Political and International Studies of Iran and Karachi Council on Foreign Relations (KCFR) of Pakistan.