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Capital Watch 18-02-2024 By Munawar Naqvi

FM Jilani hopes bilateral cooperation between Iran, Pakistan to continue

The 45th Anniversary of the Glorious Victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and the National Day was celebrated in the Federal Capital, during the week.
The caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani, in his address on the occasion, said Pakistan and Iran enjoy cordial relations adding this relationship shall further be strengthened even in the days to come. He said both the countries believe in a serious engagement and hoped to continue bilateral cooperation at various forums.
Ambassador of Iran Dr. Reza Amiri Moghaddam, in his address, said Pakistan was the first country to recognize the Islamic Republic of Iran after the victory of the revolution. The ties between the two countries have been established in such a way that there has been no territorial and border dispute between the two, and now we have strong relations in various fields.
He said, having been built upon such solid foundations and given Iran’s foreign policy to accord priority to neighbors, ephemeral incidents can never fluctuate the relations between the two countries.
“Our two countries have close viewpoints on many regional, international, and Islamic world issues, and closely cooperate and mutually support each other in the regional and international organizations and forums.
“Considerable steps have been taken in bilateral economic and trade relations over the recent years. The approach of developing relations with the neighbors by Dr. Raiisi, the Honorable President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has given more momentum to these relations. The opening of common border crossings points and common border markets, one of which was inaugurated last year with the presence of the heads of the two governments, was a manifestation of the economic relations’ enhancement and constitutes a fundamental development to connect the important ports of Karachi and Gwadar with the strategic port of Chabahar in Iran. Last year, the trade value between the two countries exceeded 2.5 billion dollars last year, and the two countries aim to reach the figure of 5 billion dollars.
“The Islamic Revolution of Iran was called the most important event of the 20th century and brought a new discourse to the political literature of the world. Self-confidence, and political, cultural, and economic independence were the gifts of the Islamic Revolution and the main elements of the said discourse.
“Based upon this discourse, my country at the national level has made tremendous scientific, industrial, cultural, medical, and technological achievements, including nanotechnology and fundamental cells, nuclear technology for peaceful uses, and aerospace technology for peaceful uses of outer space, despite the obstacles created by arrogant powers.
“At the regional and international levels, the Islamic Republic of Iran has pursued the independent foreign policy and the support of the Muslim world, the effects of which can be seen in the all-round support for the Palestinian cause and the legitimate struggles of the Palestinians and the Resistance Front against the Zionists Regime to prevent the materialization of its dream for occupying a larger part of the Islamic world.

Photo exhibition held at Kyrgyz embassy


A solemn event dedicated to the 80th ?nniversary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic and the 100th ?nniversary of the formation of the Kara-Kyrgyz Autonomous Region was held at the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, here, during the week.
During the event, a photo exhibition was organized for the participants about the history of the formation of the Kara-Kyrgyz Autonomous Region, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan. Participants were shown video clips and materials demonstrating beautiful places and elements of Kyrgyzstan’s culture, tourism and investment opportunities.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Ulanbek Totuiaev. in his address on the occasion, provided detailed information on the formation of the Kara-Kyrgyz Autonomous Oblast and bilateral relations between two countries.
The Ambassador informed that today Kyrgyzstan is aimed at strengthening interaction with the countries of the region. Noting the importance of promoting cooperation with Pakistan, he proposed focusing on the development of cultural-humanitarian cooperation as the most promising connecting element between the two friendly countries.

Female envoys gather at Bulgarian embassy


Ambassador of Bulgaria to Pakistan hosted female heads of various missions in Islamabad. Seen in the picture are Ambassador of Italy, Ambassador of Philippines, High Commissioners of Canada and Kenya, Ambassador of the European Union, Charge d Affaires of India and High Commissioner of United Kingdom.