“Iran and Pakistan have good potentials to develop their cooperation and Iran has made the development of cooperation with the countries of the region, including Pakistan, especially in the economic and trade spheres, a top priority in its policies,” President Rouhani said after his meeting with President Alvi.
The Iranian president reiterated that the two countries’ top officials are determined to fully develop Tehran-Islamabad relations.
In a relevant development earlier on Friday, the Pakistani president in a meeting with President Rouhani said that the Pakistani people have deep and long-standing relations with the Iranian people.
“We value and appreciate the Iranians’ resistance to obstacles and difficulties as they have overcome crises and challenges and can certainly overcome problems afterwards,” President Alvi added on the sidelines of the 18th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
The Pakistani president also called Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Iran and Saudi Arabia very fruitful.
The 18th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the NAM with the participation of the heads of 60 countries, including President Rouhani, kicked off in Baku, Azerbaijan on Friday.
The NAM is a forum of 120 developing world states that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. After the United Nations, it is the largest grouping of states worldwide.
President Rouhani arrived in Baku on Thursday to attend the 18th NAM Summit , President Rouhani was invited to the NAM summit meeting by Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev.
At the NAM Baku Summit, the Republic of Azerbaijan will take over the chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement for the next 3 years.