Pakistan committed to further strengthen railway cooperation with Iran

Pakistan Minister for Railways reiterating his country’s commitment to strengthen cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in railways sector said the up-gradation of Quetta-Taftan Rail track would enhance bilateral trade and movement of passengers.

Sheikh Rashid Ahmed made the above remarks during a meeting with the Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The two sides discussed bilateral relations and the level of cooperation between the two countries, especially in the railway sector.

They stressed the need to develop railways cooperation between Iran and Pakistan, especially in the current situation caused by the outbreak of coronavirus under health protocols.

Ambassador Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini said that engagements of railway officials of the two countries through virtual sessions must continue to share experiences and remove the existing obstacles.

Emphasizing the implementation of previous agreements on Iran-Pakistan railway cooperation, especially on the Quetta-Taftan-Zahedan route, he called for increasing the number of trains.

The Iranian Ambassador stressed the need for expediting efforts regarding Pakistan-Iran-Turkey freight trains under Economic Coordination Organization.

He said Pakistan can also benefit from China’s experience in upgrading the rail-track, adding the trilateral cooperation among Tehran, Islamabad and Beijing is important.

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