GEOPOLITIC: Iran - Pakistan to finalize peace pipeline project. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

GEOPOLITIC: Iran - Pakistan to finalize peace pipeline project. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday high ranking Iranian and Pakistani officials are to finalized Peace pipeline project soon. In an exclusive interview with Pakistan's state TV channel, the Iranian president referred to fruitful talks with Pakistani officials and expressed the hope that the legal issue of gas deal between the two countries would be resolved very soon.

Given historical, religious and cultural commonalities between Iran and Pakistan, he said, "I wished to visit Pakistani people and voice sincerity of Iranian nation to them but unfortunately and due to lack of time during stop-over, I could not find the chance to do so." The Iranian president once again condoled the Pakistani people over assassination of Benazir Bhutto and wished them success and prosperity.

He voiced satisfaction over his stop-over visit to Pakistan and his meeting with the country's president.

"During our short stay in the country, we had fruitful talks on issues of mutual interest along with regional and global developments," he said.

Tehran and Islamabad agreed to further bolster economic cooperation and joint investment mainly in energy sector, he said.

Iran is ready to transfer its technological know-how in industry and commerce to Pakistan, the president said adding that Iran regards Pakistan's developments and stability as its own. Iran spares no efforts to broaden ties with Pakistan and believes that through firm determination of both sides' high ranking officials, all-out relations between the two countries can expand.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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