Pakistan to cooperate with Iran for infrastructure development

Islamabad, Jan 5, IRNA -- Pakistan’s provincial minister expresses desire to benefit from Iran’s vast experience to develop country’s infrastructure.

Akbar Ayub Khan, Minister for Communication and Works department of north western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said this during a meeting with Consul General of Iran in Peshawar, Muhammad Baqir Beigi.

He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province wants to cooperate with Iran in technical and engineering sectors to develop its infrastructure especially in building of roads and bridges.

Referring to close ties between Iran and Pakistan, the minister said Islamabad is willing to send a team of experts to Iran to see the progress of the country in building roads, tunnels and bridges.

Consul General of Iran in Peshawar, Muhammad Baqir Beigi said for his turn that both countries would overcome problems in bilateral ties, if any, adding that his country is willing to cooperate with Pakistan in infrastructure development.

He said the visit of team of experts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to Iran would be finalized soon and that close cooperation between Iran and Pakistan in economic sector would benefit the two neighboring states.
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