Pakistan PM calls for expansion of all-out ties with Iran

Islamabad, Dec 9, IRNA – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said here on Tuesday that Islamabad is fully determined to expand its all-out ties with Tehran.
  Sharif made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Iranian Minister of Economy and Financial Affairs Ali Tayyebnia.

He also voiced Pakistan’s willingness to expand mutual cooperation with Iran in energy arena.

Pakistan, he added, is serious in implementation of the gas pipeline project with Iran and has increased the volume of electricity imports from the neighboring country.

Sharif also expressed hope that Iran and the P5+1 could achieve desirable outcomes in near future.

Tayyebnia, for his part, conveyed warm greetings of President Hassan Rouhani to the Pakistani PM.

He underscored that President Rouhani attached great importance to expansion of strategic relations with Iran’s friendly and brotherly neighboring country, Pakistan.

Tayyebnia said the level of Tehran-Islamabad transactions is not satisfying, adding it does not suit good political relations between the two nation.

Iran’s large economic delegation led by Tayyebnia arrived in Islamabad on Monday morning.



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