In a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, held in Tehran on Tuesday, Raisi hailed the close ties between the two neighbors, saying the people of Iran and Pakistan are like relatives.
“We consider Pakistan’s security to be our own security,” he said, adding, “Some do not like the good relations between the two Muslim, neighboring, friendly and brotherly nations, but the development of relations leads to economic prosperity and more security for the nations of the region.”
There are no restrictions in Tehran for the development of relations with Islamabad, Raisi noted, saying, “We are ready to promote comprehensive cooperation with Pakistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran has the necessary capacity to meet Pakistan’s needs in various fields, including oil, gas and electricity.”
The Iranian president called the fields of energy, transit and cooperation and coordination in the regional issues and crises as important aspects of relations between the two countries, his official website reported.
For his part, Zardari expressed satisfaction with the visit to Iran, adding, “As much as I am a child of Pakistan, I am also a child of Iran.”
Thanking Iran for exporting electricity to Pakistan, the foreign minister said, “We are fully prepared to complete and conclude the previous talks in the fields of security, trade and energy.”
The Pakistani foreign minister also praised the government of Iran for its assistance in extinguishing the widespread wildfires in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province.