Iran, Pakistan determined to enhance bilateral ties
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:51PM
On March 11, Iran and Pakistan officially inaugurated the final construction phase of multi-billion-dollar project Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline.The Iranian and Pakistani presidents have reaffirmed the two countries’ resolve to enhance their bilateral relations in different spheres. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari met on Thursday on the sidelines of the 4th International Norouz Festival on the occasion of the Persian New Year in Turkmenistan’s capital of Ashgabat.
“Tehran and Islamabad enjoy ample potential to enhance the level of their cooperation in different sectors, particularly in energy and commercial transactions through which they can meet many of their needs,” Ahmadinejad said.Zardari, for his part, reiterated Islamabad’s determination to immediately implement the bilateral projects, particularly in energy sector, and noted that nothing can create an obstacle in the way of the promotion of Iran-Pakistan ties. On March 11, Iran and Pakistan officially inaugurated the final construction phase of multi-billion-dollar project Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline. Iran has already constructed more than 900 kilometers of the pipeline on its territory. ASH/MA