TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that consolidation of friendly ties between Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan will guarantee security and stability in the region.
Ahmadinejad further stated that the regional nations have a share of each other’s fate.
Iranian president Ahmadinejad who is currently visiting the western Kermanshah province in continuation of his provincial tours, met and conferred with Pakistan’s foreign minister Mian Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri at Kermanshah’s governor general’s office on Wednesday where he stated: ” some corrupt and opportunist groups trigger insecurity and instability and smuggle illicit drugs in a bid to create tension and crisis in the region and secure the interest of the colonialist and arrogant powers.
Stating that construction of the Iran, Pakistan, India natural gas pipeline will consolidate friendly relations among the three nations and reduce regional tensions, Ahmadinejad added that construction of the peace pipeline will assist to the security of the region and reduce tensions between India and Pakistan while the Islamic Republic of Iran supports conclusion of a tripartite agreement in this regard.
Ahmadinejad said that Iran favors Pakistan’s progress and security very much and that “our Pakistani friends will not allow the enemies to jeopardize the residing friendly ties” he continued.
In this meeting which was also attended by the Iranian foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki, the foreign minister of Pakistan Mian Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri laid emphasis on the special significance that his country attaches to friendly and consolidated relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
As regards construction of the peace pipeline, the senior Pakistani official said that his country will not allow other countries and extra-regional powers to affect Tehran-Islamabad relations.