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Pak, Iran to boost links between Gwadar, Chahbahar ports

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

and today said they would boost links between Gawadar and Chahbahar ports that are being developed by and

This was decided in a meeting between Pakistan's and his Iranian counterpart who is on an official visit here.

(FO) said in a statement that the two foreign ministers held consultations on bilateral relations and regional peace and security.

"The foreign ministers underlined that as two brotherly neighbouring countries and would deepen connectivity between the two sister ports of Gawadar and Chahbahar to benefit from their complementarities," the FO said.

The two ministers also exchanged views on important developments on regional and international peace and security.

Zarif also called on and discussed efforts for strengthening of bilateral relations and issues related to peace and security in the region.

Radio reported that a 30-member business delegation comprising representatives from economic, trade and business sectors is accompanying the Iranian

His visit comes weeks after Pakistan announced that it would send troops to Saudi Arabia, Iran's arch rival.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 21:45 IST