Iran, Pakistan hold 4th consular session

The fourth session of the Iran-Pakistan Joint Consular Commission was held in the Iranian capital of Tehran in the presence of the consular officials of the two countries.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday hosted the meeting as Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Expatriates’ Affairs Hassan Qashqavi and Pakistan’s Deputy for Security Affairs Seddiq Akbar chaired the session.

Qashqavi said that visa facilitation for the two countries’ state officials and citizens, has enhanced academic relations. Visa facilitation for entrepreneurs and Iranian drivers, judicial cooperation and extradition of criminals were also top issues on the meeting’s agenda.

Akbar also described as “constructive” his talks with Iranian Foreign Ministry’s officials in Tehran over the past two days.

He expressed hope joint cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad will promote consular cooperation.

Iran and Pakistan also held the seventh session of a special security committee on Saturday.

During the Saturday meeting, the sides exchanged views on ways to expand security cooperation in fighting terrorism and organized crime, border security, drug trafficking, kidnapping, arms smuggling, human trafficking, illegal immigration, and police cooperation.

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