ISLAMABAD, Nov 27 (KUNA) -- Iran and Pakistan have decided to fast track
discussions on the Iran-Pakistan (IP) Gas Pipeline Project in order to
formulate a road map and a more realistic time schedule for the implementation
of this important project, said an official press release.
This was decided during a meeting between Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor
on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Iranian Foreign
Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif in Tehran.
Aziz is on a two-day official visit to Iran to participate in the 21st
Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the members of the Economic Cooperation
According to a Foreign Office press release, it was agreed that
comprehensive technical commercial proposals on the IP Gas Pipeline would be
discussed in Tehran between Inter-State Gas System Ltd of Pakistan and the
Iranian nominated company Tadbir Energy Gaspar Iranian Co. in the first week
The two ministers reviewed in detail bilateral cooperation and regional and
global issues, and expressed satisfaction over the friendly and cordial
relations between Iran and Pakistan. Discussing various areas of cooperation
between the two countries, both sides emphasized the need to put greater focus
on bilateral economic relations.
Sartaj Aziz had separate bilateral meetings with the Foreign Minister of
Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu and the Minister of Economy and Development of
Turkmenistan B. Taganov, said the press release. (end)
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