Pak-Iran gas pipeline will help meet energy needs: President


President Mamnoon Hussain and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani held a meeting in Islamabad today and discussed bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest.


President said they agreed to expand cooperation in various fields including trade, defence, energy and communications.

He said Pakistan is considering purchasing electricity from Iran and underlined that Pak-Iran Gas pipeline project will help greatly to meet country’s energy requirements.

Mamnoon Hussain stressed the need to increase air and ground links for increasing people to people contacts and boosting trade.

The President said Pakistan wants good cordial relations with all its neighbours including India. However, he said solution of the Kashmir issue is imperative for improving Pak-India relations.

He said the two sides also agreed to extend cooperation to curb terrorism.

The President hoped next round of talks between Taliban and Afghan government will begin soon.

President Hassan Rouhani said peace in Afghanistan is necessary for the stability in the region.

On this occasion, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said there is no trouble in Pak-Iran relations. He emphasised to resolve all the issues confronting the region through talks.

Iranian President also attended a luncheon arranged in his honour by President Mamnoon Hussain.