Tehran (IP) - The President called the people of Iran and Pakistan kinsfolk, referring to the deep relations between the two nations.

Iran PressIran News: In a meeting with the Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari here in Tehran on Tuesday evening, Ebrahim Raisi said, "Most of the foreign pilgrims to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) are Pakistanis and their love for the Ahl al-Bayt (AS) is well-known and this is one of the reasons why the two nations are close to each other."

Raisi added, "We consider the security of Pakistan as our security. Some do not like the good relations between the two Muslim, neighbor, friend, and brother countries, but the strengthening of relations will lead to more economic prosperity and security for the nations of the region."

Emphasizing that there are no restrictions on the development of relations with Islamabad, Raisi stated: "We are ready to expand comprehensive cooperation with Pakistan, and the Islamic Republic of Iran has the necessary capacity to meet Pakistan's needs in various fields, including oil, gas, and electricity."

The President called the energy fields, transit cooperation, and cooperation and coordination in regional issues and crises the important aspects of the relations between the two countries and stressed: "Talks on these issues should be turned into documents of cooperation."

For his part, the Pakistani Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction with the visit to Iran, adding: "I am as much a child of Iran as I am of Pakistan."

"We are fully prepared to complete the previous negotiations in the fields of security, trade, and energy," Zardari said, appreciating Iran's electricity exports to Pakistan.

Zardari also referred to the deep devotion of Pakistanis to Imam Reza (AS) and stressed that his country is planning to facilitate the pilgrims' journey to Mashhad.

Zardari also praised the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its assistance in extinguishing the widespread forest fires in Pakistan's Balochistan province.