Pakistan wants to promote trade with regional countries: Ahsan

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 18 (APP): Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said Pakistan wanted to promote trade with regional countries and was maintaining good economic relations with Iran.

Talking in a private news channel programme, he said Pakistan and Iran were cooperating in many sectors, including agriculture, industry and energy.

He said TAPI and CASA projects would also help connect the regional countries with one another.

The minister said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor was a landmark project that would provide access to many countries to Central Asia.

Replying to a question, he said all the provinces would get maximum benefit from CPEC as it was a mega project for the country and region.

Ahsan Iqbal said he would soon meet with Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and members of KP Assembly regarding CPEC although the federal government had already removed their reservations on the project.