Prime Minister of Pakistan promises to strengthen ties with Iran

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani in a meeting with the outgoing Iran’s Ambassador to Islamabad said that Pakistan aim to further Strengthen ties and cooperation with Iran on a number of issues with regard to common bonds between the two countries.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister also revealed that he considers his Visit to Iran in September as very fruitful and effective.

According to Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani a landmark project to transfer Iran’s gas to Pakistan and the export of 1,000 megawatts electricity to Islamabad will greatly help the country to tackle its energy crisis.

The ambassador of Iran said he will make sure to carry on with actions in Iran with the purpose of improving Tehran-Islamabad cooperation. 

In June, Iran’s Energy Minister Majid Namjou expressed the country’s desire to contribute to Pakistan with more electricity to help overcome the South Asian country’s energy crisis. 

He also revealed that Iran in a bid to increase its electricity exports to Pakistan is setting up a new electricity grid which will enable them to export 1,000 megawatts in the next three years.

The project known as the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) pipeline project was signed in June 2010 and aims to export an annual amount of up to 21 million cubic meters of natural gas to Pakistan.

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