Mar 7, 2024, 5:53 PM
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Iran firms ready to contribute to construction of Pakistan gas pipeline: Envoy

Karachi, IRNA – The Iranian ambassador to Islamabad has said that Iran’s technical and engineering companies are prepared to contribute to a joint gas pipeline project as well as the renovation of Pakistan Steel Mills.

Reza Amiri Moghaddam made the remarks in a visit to the port city of Karachi in southern Pakistan, where he met with Chief Minister of Sindh province Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday.

Giving importance to the pipeline for transferring Iran’s gas to Pakistan, Amiri Moghaddam described the recent decision by the Islamabad government to finalize the country’s share of the gas pipeline as significant, noting that Iranian firms are ready to cooperate in this respect.

The ambassador also said that Iran’s railways and roads capacities are available to be used for the development of regional transportation projects such as helping Pakistan reach European and Central Asian markets.

The Pakistani chief minister, for his part, said that the completion of the gas pipeline benefits Pakistan and seems to be a suitable option to assist the country overcome energy crisis.

During his stay in Karachi, the Iranian diplomat also held talks with the governor of Sindh, Muhammad Kamran Khan Tessori. The governor pointed to his recent visits to Iran, saying that banking cooperation and joint gas project are inevitable efforts to pave the way for expansion of ties.


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