The deputy minister of petroleum for international affairs said late Wednesday that Iran welcomes continuation of talks with Pakistan on the gas pipeline project.
Amir Hoseein Zamani-Nia added that Tehran-Islamabad ties have always been historic and brotherly and their religious and cultural bonds serve as the biggest backbone for the two governments’ friendly ties, especially in the field of economy.
The Islamic Republic of Iran considers energy and gas a factor for promoting regional cooperation and solidarity with neighbors including Pakistan, he said.
Iran welcomes keeping up negotiations on completion and commissioning of IP gas pipeline, he stressed.
The Iran–Pakistan gas pipeline, also known as the Peace Pipeline, or IP Gas, is an under-construction 2,775-kilometer (1,724 mi) pipeline to deliver natural gas from Iran to Pakistan.