Pakistan extended the closure of its border with Iran and Afghanistan for another two weeks due to the spread of coronavirus, according to a notification issued by the country’s Interior Ministry on Monday.
Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan and Iran will remain closed until April 26, the notification read.
The Kartarpur Corridor between India and Pakistan will also remain closed until April 24, Pakistan Today reported.
Pakistan first closed its eastern and western borders with Iran, Afghanistan and India on March 15.
The country has been on a lockdown for the past couple of weeks, and a decision whether to ease or extend it was to be made in a meeting of the National Coordination Committee on Tuesday.
Copper prices rose on Monday as optimism around a US stimulus raised hopes of higher demand for metals and a recovery in the world’s biggest economy.
Iran-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries hosted a webinar to review the trade relations between the two countries in 2020 and to discuss the outlook of the two sides’ economic relations in 2021, the portal of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) reported.
The National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control has announced the details of its new regulations approved to support people and businesses negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) said the government is planning to boost the country’s non-oil exports by 15 percent in the second half of the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021).
In a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina Reza Qelichkhan, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina Zoran Tegeltija described Iran as a great and historic country and said that his country welcomes expansion of ties with Iran in all fields.
Over 70 million tons of commodities have been loaded and unloaded at the ports of Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-October 21), according to the Head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Mohammad Rastad.