PM, Iranian FM Stress Need For Regional Economic Integration

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has emphasized the need to deepen connectivity to harness benefits from regional economic integration.
He was talking to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif who called on him in Islamabad. Prime Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to enhance mutually beneficial economic cooperation with Iran including bilateral trade, investments and commercial interaction.He reiterated his commitment to work to resolve the issues in implementation of Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project including the financing of pipeline infrastructure and the scope of snap back clause.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan is working towards realizing the vision of a peaceful and inter-connected region for shared progress and prosperity. It believes that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is vital for economic progress of the region.
The Iranian Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for strengthening border management to prevent illegal cross border activities.