The foreign ministers of Iran and Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding to open border markets along the common frontiers of the two neighbors.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi signed the MoU in Tehran on Wednesday.
According to the document, Iran and Pakistan will open three border markets in the first stage at three border crossings, namely Kuhak-Chadgi, Rimdan-Gabd and Pishin-Mand areas.
More border bazaars will be established in three other border areas afterwards.
In a post on his Twitter account after the Wednesday meeting with Qureshi, Zarif said, “Excellent meeting with my brother & friend Pakistan FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Tehran.”
“Opened new border crossing and signed MOU on border markets,” the top Iranian diplomat noted, adding, “Agreed to enhance bilateral coop and regional coordination on Afghanistan, Palestine, multilateralism, and fighting anti-Muslim bigotry.”