Consolidation of Iran-Pakistan Ties Beneficial to Muslim World

Iranian Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel in a meeting with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad on Wednesday said that further reinvigoration and expansion of Tehran-Islamabad relations would serve the interests of the Muslim and regional countries.

A statement released by the Information and Media Department of the Islamic Consultative Assembly said that also during the meeting, Haddad Adel conveyed the warm greetings of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and Iranian President and people to Pervez Musharraf, and mentioned that the two countries’ brotherly and consolidated ties have now set a proper paradigm for the regional and Islamic countries.

He further voiced pleasure with the progressive trend of the construction of Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipelines (also known as ‘The Peace Pipeline’), and described it as an element promoting regional peace, stability and security.

“Construction of the ‘Peace Pipeline’ indicates independence and resolve of Tehran, Islamabad and New Delhi to attain the joint interests of the three great nations of Iran, Pakistan and India,” the Iranian top legislative official stated.

Stressing the Muslim world’s need to solidarity, unity and brotherhood, he underlined that aliens and those pursuing ill intentions seek to create a gap and foment differences and disputes among Muslims through their illegitimate presence in the region and the world of Islam.

Haddad Adel reiterated the need for Muslims to show vigilance and resistance in the face of the said plot.

Elsewhere, the chief lawmaker stressed the importance for the security of the two countries’ shared borders as well as the need for the reinvigoration and expansion of scientific and academic cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad.

For his part, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf praised the stances of the Iranian Supreme Leader on the necessity for the enhancement of Islamic solidarity among the world Muslims and Muslim countries.

“Islamic countries should stand against their common enemies through strengthening and deepening solidarity and their political, social and cultural ties,” he underscored.

Noting that consolidation of all-out ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran sets a major goal for the Pakistani government and nation, Musharraf viewed the ‘Peace Pipeline’ as a “winning ace” for Iran, Pakistan and India.

“Tehran, Islamabad and New Delhi should make a desirable use of this winning ace to establish peace, stability and security in the region,” General Musharraf concluded.

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