Headway on Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline project


KARACHI, Aug 11 (APP): There is a headway with regard to the Pakistan-Iran Gas Pipeline project.
This was stated by Iran’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajadpour, here on Thursday.
He was addressing the members of the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA).
The visiting Minister further stated that a lot of work has been completed in this very regard.
However, he said, Pakistan faces some financial problems with regard to the completion of this gas pipeline project.
He was of the view that Iran-Pakistan friendship is the need of
the hour in view of the prevailing circumstances.
The people of the two countries also desired that this friendship should be strengthened further, he added.
The Iranian Minister believed that the concept of the power in
the world has changed.
He opined that lawlessness and crisis situation has become a problem for almost the entire world. The United Nations should play its role seriously to tackle such negative attitudes.
He opined that whatever is happening at international scene, has an impact on the neighbouring countries and for its resolution process of negotiations is necessary.
The Minister also stated that Iran advocates the unity in the Muslim Ummah.
He said that Iran wants to strengthen ties with Pakistan in various sectors.
“We would have to work jointly on all the issues”, he further pointed out adding “We would have to move forward cautiously.”