Iran assures cooperation in developing energy sector

ISLAMABAD: Iran would help Pakistan in developing energy and infrastructure sectors, said member of Iranian Foreign Policy Muhammad Hassan Asafari on Monday while talking to Chairperson Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Senator, Nuzhat Sadiq.


A delegation led by Muhammad Hassan Asafari discussed matters of mutual interest.

He said that Iran had the readiness to expand ties with Pakistan in all spheres and no foreign hindrance would cause any difficulty in the gas pipeline project.

Senator Nuzhat Sadiq said that the relationship between the two countries went back to almost seven decades when Iran recognized Pakistan and was further strengthened when Pakistan recognized Iranian revolution.

Pakistan and Iran enjoyed same religion and similar cultural values which increased the inclination both peoples had towards each other, said a press release.

Foreign Affairs Committee chairperson said the prime minister’s visit to Iran and Iranian foreign minister’s visit to Pakistan had knit the relationship even further and more such visits were needed for our bilateral relations.

Muhammad Hassan Asafari felicitated Senator Nuzhat on her election as chairperson of this important committee and said that the government, the Parliament and people of Pakistan attached special importance and significance to its relations with Pakistan.

The delegation extended an invitation to the chairperson to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Senator Nuzhat Sadiq accepted the invitation and said that more parliamentary exchanges would further build up the relationship between the two countries.

Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Alireza Haghghan, adviser to the member Foreign Policy Abbas Malki and additional secretary Senate Dr Pervaiz Abbas were also present in the meeting.