Visit of Iranian President to further boost Pak-Iran ties: Khawaja Asif


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday said Pakistan was looking forward to the visit of Iranian President (March 25-26), as it would further strengthen bilateral relations.

Talking to Ambassador of Iran in Pakistan, Mehdi Honardoost who called on him in Islamabad, the Minister said Pakistan and Iran, being brotherly neighboring countries, were enjoying cordial relations in different fields.

Matters of mutual interest and bilateral cooperation in energy, trade, business and defence also came under discussion.

Khawaja Asif also highlighted importance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and said it will be a vital artery in the region.

He stressed that the regional countries should make their planning to get maximum benefit from it.

The Minister said Pakistan would play an effective role to ensure peace in the region.

Both the sides agreed that due to lack of economic activities in the region, the phenomena of terrorism was on the rise.

The Iranian Envoy informed that after lifting of sanctions, Iran possesses a great potential for investment and priority would be given to neighbouring countries.

“The essence of friendship would materialize in form of some projects and Iran Pakistan Gas Pipeline is one of the best projects in this regard,” he added.

Source: APP

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