Take benefit of investment opportunities in Pakistan: PM to Japanese investors

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has described the past sanctions days as very harmful to his country, saying because of the sanctions the country lost huge amounts of money to individuals it trusted.

Issues of bilateral interest and regional security were discussed, the Inter-Services Public Relations press release said. Both sides agreed on improving bilateral boarder coordination to deny any space to the terrorists, a statement by the Pakistani army said. In the meeting, tremendous bilateral cooperation potential was identified in various fields.

Mr Khonsari appreciated the efforts of Pakistan and Pakistan Army against terrorism.

Pakistan has said it will not take part in any action against Muslim countries.

In meetings with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, he also raised the issue of the border incident, officials said.

Zarif is also slated to meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and Qamar Javed Bajwa, chief of the country's Army Staff.

During Wednesday's meeting, the two ministers agreed to cooperate with each other for effective border management and to curb drug trafficking and illegal cross border movement through intelligence-sharing.

The committees will specially focus on border management, information and intelligence sharing and curbing illegal human and drug trafficking.

Issues of bilateral interest and regional security came under discussion during the meeting, the military media wing said. He also conveyed the desire of the Iranian leadership and the government for continued efforts for growth in bilateral ties. "Your visit will send a strong message to those who wanted to undermine Pak-Iran relations and always look for an opportunity to create mistrust between the two friendly countries".

The State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan thanked the prime minister for the warm welcome accorded to him and his delegation, and expressed the hope to further strengthen Japan-Pakistan bilateral relations.

Pakistan and Iran have almost 909 kilometers of common border.

The assurance was made during a meeting of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar with his Maldivian counterpart on the sidelines of Asian Development Bank "Annual Meeting" in Yokohama Japan.

" The Chinese envoy says 60,000 Pakistanis receives direct employment opportunities through CPEC- China says CPEC is the first chapter of "One Belt One Road" vision".