Suspension of Peace Pipeline unjustifiable: Senior lawmaker
Tehran, Apr. 23,2017(IRNA) – Chairman of Majlis National Secuirty and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Saturday that while Peace Pipeline plays a major role in promoting cooperation in the field of energy, suspending the project under current conditions is not justifiable.
Peace Pipeline is the nickname of a megaproject to transfer Iran's gas to Pakistan. While Iran has completed its share of the project on Iranian soil, the Pakistani side has suspended construction work on it.
In a meeting with speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Terhran, he added that Pakistani side will hopefully take necessary steps in this respect.
Contending that Iran-Pakistan ties are influenced by the ancient and historical bonds between the two nations, Boroujerdi said that history confirms that the two nations have always stood alongside each other in difficult conditions and bilateral ties are unbreakable, Boroujerdi said.
Iran’s Majlis, especially specialized commissions including National Secuirty and Foreign Policy Commission, will strongly support boosting bilateral relations, he added.
Referring to Yemen crisis as a sustainable tyranny in the history of the region, he said that refusing proposal of participating Pakistani military in Yemen war by the country’s parliament was registered as a revolutionary move by the country.
Both officials also discussed bilateral and regional relations as well as parliamentary cooperation.
Ayaz Sadiq, for his part, referred to numerous capacities of the two countries for cooperation, saying that conclusion of a banking agreement and sisterhood deal between Chabahar and Gwadar are significant steps in line with using existing capacities in promoting bilateral ties.
Iran-Pakistan cooperation in fighting terrorism is essential and the role of mutual cooperation in establishing peace and security in the region is undeniable, he said.