He expressed his commitment to work to resolve the issues in implementation of Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project including the financing of pipeline infrastructure and the scope of snap back clause.
The Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, Mehdi Honardoost, has said while addressing a press conference here on Saturday that the Iranian foreign minister will undertake a 4- day visit of Pakistan from (today) 11th March. After visiting Islamabad, he will travel to Pakistani's commercial city of Karachi.
Zarif, who arrived early Monday morning, received a warm welcome by senior officials of the Foreign Ministry at Islamabad airport.More news: Seoul envoy thanks Xi for 'big role' in N. Korea nuclear talks
"Speaking in the Iran-Pakistan Business Forum' in Islamabad on Monday, attended by his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, Khawaja Muhammad Asif said "in the past two years, the trade relations between the two brother countries have improved dramatically, reaching billions", adding the two countries are trying to bring the trade relations to target volume of $ 5 billion".
During the meetings, the Iranian delegation will discuss matters pertaining to trade, energy, culture, people to people contacts besides discussing other matters of mutual interest.
Zarif is also expected to meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and military chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, a diplomatic source told Xinhua.More news: Snow showers return today — Metro Detroit Weather
Zarif further said the Islamic Republic also seeks to promote its banking relations with Pakistan and boost preferred tariffs levied on traded goods.
The Iranian foreign minister appreciated the increasing high level interaction between the two countries.
Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif also weighed in on the topic and remarked that the trade activity between Pakistan and Iran has increased in the past two years.More news: 'Punish a Muslim Day' Letters Rattle UK Communities