Move for lifting Iran sanctions welcomed

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed the hope that lifting of international sanctions against Iran will benefit Pakistan and the two countries will enhance their economic and trade ties.

“Pakistan welcomes the framework agreement and Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iran nuclear deal and hopes that lifting of sanctions against Iran will open new avenues for expanding bilateral trade, investment and cooperation in the energy sector,” he told the outgoing Iranian Ambassador Alireza Haghighian, who called on him on Wednesday.