Pakistan values its relations with Iran: Omar Ayub
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan on Thursday met a delegation from Iran and discussed matters of mutual interest, ARY News reported.
The meeting was also attended by Federal Secretary for Power Irfan Ali.
Omar Ayub said Pakistan valued its relation with Iran. He underlined that Pakistan was importing 104 mega watts of electricity from Iran.
He added that the tariff for power import had expired in December 2016. “We thank Iran for giving uninterrupted supply of electricity to Pakistan”, the minister added.
Meanwhile, the ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost last week said that Pakistan and Iran were two neighbourly Islamic states and they would have to face the issue of terrorism jointly.
“The relations between Pakistan and Iran are of unique having so many commonalities,” he said while talking to a local TV channel.
The Iranian ambassador said it was need of the hour that all the Muslim states forge unity to face the challenges.
On January 22, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser had said Pakistan wanted to enhance relations with Iran for economic and regional prosperity.
He had said this while talking to Mehdi Honardoost, who called on him in Islamabad. Besides bilateral relations, regional peace and international issues were also discussed during the meeting.