Iran, Pakistan vow to boost bilateral ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, in a meeting on the sidelines of the 68th Annual Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, underlined the need for bolstering bilateral ties between Tehran and Islamabad in various fields.

The two senior officials discussed major bilateral, regional and international developments including promotion of Tehran-Islamabad relations and solving regional problems.

Rouhani and Sharif called for elimination of terrorism as a serious threat to the entire region.

Sharif said the Pakistani oil minister will visit Iran soon to discuss Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project with the Iranian officials.

Iran and Pakistan exchange delegations on a regular basis and the two neighboring countries are keen to expedite expansion of their bilateral trade ties.

In March, Iran and Pakistan officially inaugurated the construction phase of a several-billion-dollar gas pipeline project which is due to take Iran’s rich gas reserves to the energy-hungry Muslim country.

The project kicked off in a ceremony attended by former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari at the two countries’ shared border region in Iran’s Southeastern city of Chabahar.

By Fars News Agency


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