Fatemi sees enhanced Pak-Iran trade after nuclear deal


The nuclear deal between Iran and six major world powers would open the doors of “massive trade for Pakistan with Tehran,” Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi said in Washington.
“The Iran Gas Pipeline would not only benefit Pakistan in terms of providing it a valuable source of energy, the project could also encourage cooperation among the countries of the region that would strengthen peace and stability,” he said.
Fatemi hoped the deal would advance the cause of both peace and economic growth in the region.
Commenting on relations with India, Fatemi expressed confidence that the long-standing friction between the neighbours is easing and that Pakistan was ready to enter into a meaningful, comprehensive and sustained process with India.
Bilateral and strategic issues mutual to the two nations came under discussion during a meeting between Fatemi and US Deputy Defence Secretary Robert Work at the Pentagon.