Iranian FM Holds Talks with Pakistani Counterpart

A03693013.jpgTEHRAN (FNA) Iran’s nuclear program and the multi-billion dollar gas pipeline project involving three countries, including India, were among the issues that figured in talks Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki had with his Pakistani counterpart Inam-ul Haque in Islamabad on Friday.

Mottaki, who is in Pakistan on a day-long visit, condoled the death of former premier Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated on December 27 after she addressed an election rally in Rawalpindi, officials said.

He also discussed bilateral and regional matters with his Pakistani counterpart.

Officials said the two Foreign Ministers reviewed progress in the multi-billion dollar Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project.

Iran’s nuclear program also figured in the talks, with Haque expressing support for Tehran’s efforts to make peaceful use of atomic energy.

Mottaki is also scheduled to meet President Pervez Musharraf and caretaker Prime Minister Mohammedmian Soomro.

He is also to visit Bhutto’s ancestral village at Larkana in southern Sindh province to convey condolences to her widower Asif Ali Zardari.

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