Iran, Pakistan to Launch Construction of Gas Pipeline Soon

A02776376.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian diplomat said that the mega project of Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline would soon be undertaken.

Addressing the members of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) on Friday, Iran’s Consul General in Lahore Saeed Kharazi said that Iran and Pakistan were enjoying highly cordial and friendly relations since long and the proposed gas pipeline project would further cement the ties between the two countries.

About the bilateral trade between the two countries, he said that both sides are not satisfied with the existing trade volume but that the two countries are striving to increase the trade to USD1 bln.

We are also making adequate efforts for promoting interaction between the business communities of Iran and Pakistan aimed at enhancing trade in various fields, he said.

The Consul General said that an “Information Centre” has been established in Lahore for providing necessary information to the business community of Pakistan, adding that steps were also being taken for providing necessary information to Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the promotion of trade and commerce activities.

Also on the same occasion, the Iranian Consul General paid rich tributes to great poet and philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal, saying that it’s his privilege to visit the city of Iqbal.

In his address of welcome, SCCI President Dr. Khurram Anwar Khawaja said that it is a matter of satisfaction to note that both Iran and Pakistan were eager to expand bilateral cooperation in diverse fields and benefited each others expertise to make progress.

“There is a lot of potential to increase the trade volume and both the countries could enjoy bilateral trade through rail, road and air link,” he said.

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