Islamabad- Pakistan and Iran enjoy common destiny, with rich potential to work jointly for a better future of their people, said Iranian Councilor Dr. Taqi Sadiqi.

Addressing students of history department of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) today, he said that the two countries are linked with a strong social, cultural and historical background that bring them more closer to each other for future development. He was of the view that the task of fostering the bonds of their bilateral partnership should not be left only to political leaders or parties. Rather, intellectuals, literary figures and the public at large should play their role to achieve the desired results.

Dr. Taqi who will be leaving Pakistan on Sunday on completion of his three-year diplomatic assignment in Pakistan, said he found immense love and affection among the Pakistani peoples for their Iranian brothers and sisters.

Dr. Taqi said he found Pakistan a great nation, which enriched with vast potential to play a leading role in the Muslim World for facing new challenges. People of Iran hold Pakistan in high esteem and wish work together for achieving their common goals. Paying tributes to Allama Muhammad Iqbal, he said his portray also a great source of strength for the two countries to stay together, with a common identity.   Dr. Taqi said he was proud of his strong attachment with the Pakistani people and wished to work as their representative on way back home.