Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost meets with Minister of State for Information, Marriyum Aurangzeb

Pakistan and Iran to enhance people-to-people contacts

Islamabad: Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost met with Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb here at Islamabad on Friday. During the meeting both sides agreed to enhance already existing people to people contacts and cultural exchanges. They also stressed the need to work in the field of media, communication and broadcasting. Iranian envoy on the occasion extended a formal invitation to Marriyum Aurangzeb to visit Islamic Republic of Iran which was accepted by the latter.

Information minister was talking to Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost, who called on her here at Islamabad on Friday. She said that Pakistan would welcome any initiative by the Iranian government to promote and strengthen cultural links and do all to introduce each other’s culture to their people. The minister said that Pakistan highly valued its ties with Iran and considered it a close friend and a neighbor. The two countries traditionally enjoyed cordial relations, she added. She underlined the need for enhanced media collaboration between Iran and Pakistan to further reinforce and consolidate their already strong relationship. The media could play a vital role in developing deep understanding on issues of mutual interest between the two brotherly, she added.

Cooperation in the field of media, information and culture came under discussion during the meeting. The two sides agreed on the need for formal engagements and closer cooperation in the field of media, communication and broadcasting. The Minister of State also emphasized the need to collaborate in the areas of joint productions, particularly of films, dramas and documentaries, with a view to make the new generation to understand each other’s values. They further reiterated their resolve to enhance bilateral ties between Iran and Pakistan for the mutual benefit of the people of both countries.

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