Lahore (IP)- Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Raza Amiri Moghdam, met Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz and Muslim League (N) President Mian Nawaz Sharif during his visit to Lahore. In this meeting, the two sides emphasized the continuation of the Memorandums of Understanding signed during the visit of late Iranian President Raisi.

Iran Press/Asia: Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz and Mohammed Nawaz Sharif the President of Pakistan Muslim League (N), expressed grief over the martyrdom of Iranian President Syed Ibrahim Raisi. On this occasion, Mian Nawaz Sharif said, "He feels the sorrow of the people of Iran over the martyrdom of Iranian President Syed Ibrahim Raisi, the Foreign Minister Hussain Ameer Abdullahian, and his companions".  

Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz also expressed her views and said, "The meeting with the martyred Iranian President Syed Ibrahim Raisi was memorable, his personality was impressive and she had a useful discussion with the late President Syed Ibrahim Raisi". 

On this occasion, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran Raza Amiri Moghadam said that we are grateful to the people of Pakistan, as they paid their full right to friendship and stood by their Iranian brothers in time of grief.

Iran's Ambassador added: "Pakistan is very important for Iran and the agreements and MoUs signed during Martyred President Ibrahim Raisi's visit will continue."

In the meeting, matters of mutual interest such as trade, cultural, economic, and social relations were discussed, while the proposal to make the Pakistan-Iran border of security into the border of the economy was agreed in principle.  

Furthermore, In the meeting, the possibilities of cooperation between Iran and Punjab in agriculture, livestock, and other sectors were reviewed, and it was agreed to increase Iran's import of meat from Punjab from 40% to 70%.

There was a detailed discussion on the commercial role of Punjab in the agreement to increase mutual trade between Pakistan and Iran to 10 billion dollars. Various proposals were also considered for the promotion of the Persian language in Punjab.

Both sides agreed to further increase the cultural links between the twin cities of Isfahan, Mashhad and Lahore.

On this occasion, Iranian Ambassador Raza Amiri Maghdam invited both dignities to visit Iran. 219