Iranian and Pakistani officials signed an agreement on the extradition of criminals as part of a broader effort by the two sides to boost mutual cooperation.
Iranian Minister of Justice Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi and Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistani prime minister’s adviser on national security and foreign affairs, signed the agreement on the extradition of prisoners.
During a meeting here in Tehran on Sunday attended by Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, high-ranking officials of the two countries signed 9 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) as part of efforts to strengthen ties between the two neighboring Muslim countries.
According to the documents, Tehran and Islamabad agreed to make joint efforts in various fields, including measures to counter money laundring and foreign financial supports for terrorism.
In a separate meeting, Sharif had also held a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
The two senior officials had reviewed the current status of Tehran-Islamabad bilateral relations and explored avenues for bolstering bilateral ties, and both highlighted the importance of stronger cooperation along the joint borders.
Sharif’s visit to Tehran is his first since the formation of new administrations in the two neighboring countries.