Iran, Pakistan to Finalize Gas Pipeline Project by Jan. 25

A03699352.jpgTEHRAN (FNA) Iranian ambassador to Islamabad Mashallah Shakeri said that Iran and Pakistan are set to finalize an agreement on the multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline project by January 25 this year.

The Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project is one of the most important economic projects of the region, which would bring extensive benefits for the three countries, said Shakeri.

He said that the project did not merely carry economic importance but its social and security achievements were also noteworthy.

The Iranian envoy described the measures taken by Iran and Pakistan as indicative of their firm will for the execution of the project.

He also pointed out that Iran had started the executive works of the project by devising the pipeline from its gas resources up to the Pakistani borders.

Shakeri expressed the hope that India too would join the project and that the project would be pursued trilaterally.

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