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Iranian, Pakistani FMs call for finalizing IP gas pipeline

Tehran and Islamabad appeal for conclusion of a deal to take Iranian natural gas to the Subcontinent.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Pakistani counterpart Hanna Rabbani in a meeting in New York underlined the need for finalizing Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline and security of borders.

During the meeting in New York Monday, the two sides discussed the latest developments of West Asia, Afghanistan and Iran-G5+1 talks as well as mutual cooperation between the two countries.

The Iranian and Pakistani foreign ministers also underlined the need for increasing the volume of bilateral trade and enhancing cooperation between the two countries’ interior ministries to increase the security of borders to prevent drug trafficking, illegal trespassing and activities of terrorist groups.

Zarif is in New York to take part in the new round of negotiations between Iran and 5+1.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani is also in New York to attend the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly.

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