ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini and other officials cut the cake during a ceremony in connection with 41st Anniversary of the Victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and the National Day at local hotel in federal capital. ONLINE PHOTO by Sultan Bashir

ISLAMABAD— Ambassador of Iran M. Ali Hosseini has said relations between Iran and Pakistan in all fields are on an upward trajectory adding there existed huge potential between the two countries, especially in trade.

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ISLAMABAD, FEB 11: Ambassador of Iran M. Ali Hosseini, speaking on the occasion of a reception to celebrate the anniversary of the victory of Iran. DNA PHOTO

The ambassador expressed these views on the occasion of the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi addressing during a ceremony in connection with 41st Anniversary of the Victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and the National Day at a local hotel in the federal capital. PHOTO by Sultan Bashir

Ali Haider Zaidi, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs was the chief guest while Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan also attended the event.

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ISLAMABAD, FEB 11: Visitors taking interest in decoration pieces on the occasion of a reception to celebrate the anniversary of the victory of Iran. DNA PHOTO

Ambassador Hosseini further said execution of gas pipeline project and export of electricity from Iran to Pakistan and flourishing of border trade are some projects which are in the interest of two nations and provide a strong basis for strengthening and promotion of bilateral relations.

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Pic11-008 ISLAMABAD: Feb11- Children singing National Anthems during a ceremony in connection with 41st Anniversary of the Victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and the National Day at a local hotel in the federal capital. PHOTO by Sultan Bashir

He said Iran has been under attack for the last four decades by the imperialist powers adding Iran has also been a target of economic terrorism by a wicked state which also threatened to launch cultural terrorism against Iran.

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ISLAMABAD: Foreigners take a keen interest in paintings during a ceremony in connection with the 41st Anniversary of the Victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and the National Day at a local hotel in the federal capital. ONLINE PHOTO

Despite all these problems Iran has made progress in all fields including science, technology, industry and defense and has achieved high rankings in the world, he added.

Ambassador said what the region needed more than ever was a comprehensive plan recognizes as the Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE). It is a regional cooperation plan for durable and longer-term peace in the region.

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KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail and Iranian envoy Ahmad Ahmadi are cutting the cake on occasion of 41st anniversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ONLINE PHOTO by Anwar Abbas

The ambassador said in view of various affinities between Iran and Pakistan efforts were being made to boost cooperation in Persian and Urdu language learning, media, sports, education, films, and music, etc.

Ambassador  Hosseini in his concluding remarks vowed to further increase people to people contacts adding increasing flights on various routes between the two countries was also their foremost priority.—DNA/Online

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