IP Pipeline Promotes Tehran-Islamabad Ties, Says Official

Iran-Pakistan Pipeline Promotes Tehran-Islamabad Ties, Says Official

Iran Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has underlined the importance of the completion of Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project as a prelude to promotion of Tehran-Islamabad relations.

“The IP gas pipeline is among the important projects which will lead to the expansion of trade cooperation between the two countries,” Larijani said in a meeting with Speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on the sidelines of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.

Iran has already built 900 kilometers of the pipeline on its soil and is helping to build the 700-kilometer part of the pipeline on the Pakistani side.

The IP pipeline is designed to help Pakistan to overcome its growing energy needs.

LNG World News Staff, October 9, 2013; Image: NIGC