|PM Sharif, Iranian President Rouhani discuss energy cooperation||
UNITED NATIONS (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani discussed bilateral ties including energy cooperation and neighboring countries support for Afghan peace as the Pakistani leader congratulated the new Iranian president on his recent election success. The meeting, their first since their respective election victories, took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, where they are representing their countries at the 68th session of the 193-member forum. Pakistan and Iran enjoy relations that are deeply rooted in historical, cultural and religious commonalities.
Prime Minister Sharif congratulated President Hassan Rouhani on his elections in the June 14 elections. The two leaders reviewed status of bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on regional and international issues particularly the challenges being faced by the Islamic Ummah.
Nawaz Sharif stated that cooperation in the energy sector would “serve the interest of both the countries.”
The two countries agreed that Afghanistan’s neighbours needed to work closely with the Afghan government and support an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led political process.
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