Islamic Beliefs Underpin Iran-Pakistan Ties

Iranian Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel in a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart in Islamabad on Wednesday described beliefs of the Islamic Ummah (nation) as the main element underlying the strong relations between Iran and Pakistan. Also during the meeting, Haddad Adel stressed the need for the Islamic solidarity of the Islamic Ummah, and stressed that cooperation of the two Muslim states of Iran and Pakistan could strengthen the stance and position of the world of Islam, a statement released by the Information and Media Department of the Islamic Consultative Assembly said.

Noting Tehran-Islamabad close relations in the economic and cultural spheres, the Iranian top legislative official expressed the hope that the two countries’ parliamentary cooperation would be reinvigorated during his current visit to Pakistan.

For his part, chairman of the Pakistani House of Representatives reminded the two countries’ age-old relations from historical and cultural perspectives, and appreciated the Iranian nation and government for rendering help and assistance to the quake-stricken people of his country.

He further stressed the need for the reinvigoration and reconstruction of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, and said, “The Islamic Conference needs to be reinvigorated so that it could present a better and more deserving image of Islam.

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