Tehran (IP) - Iran’s Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that Tehran’s ties with Islamabad can serve as a model for other Muslim states.

Iran PressIran News: Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the comment in a phone conversation with Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and congratulated him on taking the post.

Iran's top diplomat expressed hope that Tehran and Islamabad can further expand their relations during Zardari’s tenure, the Ministery of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Amir-Abdollahian noted that Iran and Pakistan this year celebrate the 75th anniversary of establishing their relations which are based on cultural and historical commonalities.

He added that these relations can turn into a model for ties between Muslim states.

Iran’s Foreign Minister said that Tehran seeks to boost relations with Islamabad in all fields and invited his Pakistani counterpart to visit Iran.

For his part, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced Pakistan’s readiness to further expand relations with Iran, especially in the economy.

He expressed hope that obstacles to improving economic relations are removed.