TEHRAN (INP) Iran and Pakistan have agreed to set up a joint airline company to facilitate nationals of the both countries, Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi announced on Tuesday. We have decided to establish Iran-Pakistan joint airline company in a bid to enhance the trade ties and facilitate the people of two countries, Rahimi said during a joint press conference with visiting Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani here in Tehran. He said today, Iran and Pakistan are joining hand in hands to attain their specific goals, and we can link the Far East to South Asia, Africa and Europe. We can take our first step in the Middle East and a second step in intercontinental transiting, the Iranian vice-president added. Earlier this month, Iranian and Pakistani officials signed several agreements on mutual cooperation at the end of their 18th Joint Economic Cooperation Commission meeting in Islamabad. During the 18th meeting of the Iran-Pakistan Joint Economic Cooperation Commission, officials of the two sides evaluated progress in the implementation of the decisions taken during the previous session in Tehran in 2008. At the meeting the two sides endorsed three agreements on Economic and Technical Cooperation, establishment of Iran-Pakistan Investment Company and cooperation in Electronic Media between Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation and PTV and the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).