The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) have announced their full support for diplomatic initiatives aimed at de-escalating tensions between Pakistan and Iran.
They emphasised the need for improving business-to-business relationship between the two countries for progress and prosperity of the entire region.
In a joint statement on Tuesday, both Karachi and Tehran chambers, while addressing the recent political tensions between Iran and Pakistan, underscored the need to strengthen diplomatic ties and foster historical friendship between the two brotherly countries.
According to the KCCI and TCCIMA, despite recent differences, the historical peaceful coexistence and mutual support underscore the strength of relationship.
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Emphasising the importance of cooperation, they view Iran and Pakistan as partners on the same journey with shared security and prosperity. The extensive history and successful political and economic ties serve as a guide for future actions.
Rather than viewing long borders as barriers, both chambers consider them as connecting bridges, highlighting the need to safeguard common heritage and civilisation.
The Karachi and Tehran chambers, while representing numerous businessmen from both countries, affirmed the commitment to fostering friendship and brotherhood, besides expressing readiness to contribute to the collective prosperity and future of Iran and Pakistan.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2024.
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