New York(IP)- Pointing out that the Islamic Republic of Iran has a serious will to expand cooperation and improve the level of relations with Pakistan, the Iranian President, in a meeting with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, said that Iran-Pakistan ties are based on thousands of years of cultural commonality. Both nations consider themselves as one family.

Iran PressAmerica: On the second day of his trip to New York, Ebrahim Raisi met with Mr. Shehbaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and said, "Iran-Pakistan relations are not normal interaction between two neighbours, but deep relations based on cultural closeness and shared belief for thousands of years."

Raisi expressed his sympathy to the people of Pakistan for the losses caused by the recent flood in this country and said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran will not hesitate to provide what it can to help the Pakistani flood victims."



Referring to the meeting with the Pakistani Prime Minister 5 days ago on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in Samarkand, the President stated, "Increasing the meetings and consultations between the officials of the two countries will have a constructive effect on expanding cooperation and improving the level of relations between the two countries."

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In the meeting, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, also expressed happiness over meeting with Raisi twice in five days and said, "This is a sign that Iran and Pakistan are members of the same family. We are interested in developing relations as much as possible, especially in the economic and commercial fields, with our friendly and brotherly country, Iran".

Pakistani PM Prime appreciated the support of the government and people of Iran to his country, especially during the recent flood.


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