Tehran, Islamabad Ink Several MoUs
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – High-ranking officials representing Iran and Pakistan in a meeting in Tehran signed 9 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) as part of efforts to strengthen ties between the two neighboring Muslim countries.
The memorandums were signed here in Tehran Sunday during meeting between Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The visiting Pakistani premier arrived in Iran earlier in the day for a two-day official visit.
According to the documents, Tehran and Islamabad agreed to make joint efforts in various fields, including measures to counter money laundry and stop foreign financial supports for terrorism.
They also signed a memorandum of understanding on extradition of prisoners, a document on prevention of sea pollution, and another one on stronger cultural, scientific, technical, media and sports interaction.
In a separate meeting earlier in the day, Sharif had also held a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
The two senior officials had reviewed the current status of Tehran-Islamabad bilateral relations and explored avenues for bolstering mutual ties, and both highlighted the importance of stronger cooperation along the joint borders.
Sharif’s visit to Tehran is his first since the formation of new administrations in the two neighboring countries.