Iran is ready to fulfill the energy needs of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Iran’s Counsil General Mohammad Hussain Bani Assadi in Pakistan has told that Iran is ready to fulfill growing energy needs of Pakistan.

In a meeting with business community at  Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), he said that Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline (IP) project must be completed as energy is necessary for all trade and economic activities, IRNA reported.

The counsil general said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a great economic development and his country wanted to be part of it. LCCI President Abdul Basit in the meeting also said that collaboration between Pakistani and Iranian business in the ongoing CPEC projects could go a long way.

He welcomed the statement of Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoust said that Iran was interested in joining CPEC and invest in Pakistan infrastructure and energy sectors. Basit hoped that more Iranian delegations would visit Pakistan in near future.

He said that Pakistan and Iran were two brotherly Islamic countries; therefore, maximum efforts were needed to strengthen their relations in all fields.

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