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President while receiving new Pakistani Ambassador’s letter of credence:

Deepening Tehran-Islamabad ties essential/We hope Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline operationalise soon

President described relations between Iran and Pakistan, as friendly and neighbourly country, very good, adding, “Development of Tehran-Islamabad cooperation is very important and essential”.

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Speaking on Saturday while receiving the letter of credence of Rifat Masood, the new Ambassador of Pakistan to Tehran, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, “We should take advantage of the existing potentials and opportunities for further development of relations and cooperation in all fields”.

“Construction of the gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan is a very important project for the two countries, and we are happy that we have been able to fulfil our commitment in this regard,” he added.

The President also expressed hope that the pipeline would operationalise as soon as possible, continuing, “We are ready to construct more power plants in Pakistan for supplying the country’s power”.

Dr Rouhani also said, “We should take advantage of the potentials of the two important Chabahar and Gwadar ports as two ports that are supplementary to each other”.

Stressing that the borders between the two countries must be safe and secure, he stressed the importance of Iranian border guards’ freedom, who have been taken hostage in the Pakistani soil.

The President went on to describe Iran, Pakistan and Turkey as the founders of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), adding, “In economic cooperation and development of peace and stability in the region, we need to have closer cooperation with each other”.

The new Ambassador of Pakistan to Tehran Rifat Masood also presented her letter of credence to President Rouhani and said, “Relations and cooperation between the two countries in different fields, including the pipeline transferring Iran’s gas to Pakistan, have good progress”.

She also congratulated the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution and said, “Pakistan is committed to ensuring security in its borders with the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

“Development of cooperation between the two countries in regional security and fighting instability and terrorism will burn the terrorists’ opportunities,” she continued.

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