Friday, December 8, 2017

Iranian envoy says CPEC has great potential

KARACHI, (APP): The Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, Medhi Honardoost, has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a project with a great deal of potential. He was speaking at the “Meet the Press” programme at the Karachi Press Club here on Friday.

The envoy was of the view that participation of the regional countries in the CPEC would enhance cooperation with regional countries. He said that Iran would not allow its territory to be used against Pakistan. Honardoost also sought investment from Pakistan in the Iranian port of Chabahar.

He said that Iran would desire that along with trade, enhancement in cultural ties between the two countries are also given priority. The envoy said that majority of the population in both Iran and Pakistan consists of youngsters and initiatives should be undertaken for fostering understanding among the youths of the two countries.

He said that during his stay in Karachi he would also meet traders and businessmen and discuss new sectors in business for enhancing the trade ties between Iran and Pakistan. The office bearers of Karachi Press Club- president Siraj Ahmed and secretary Maqsood Yousufi, presented the Iranian Ambassador and members of his delegation, Ajrak and insignia of Karachi Press Club.

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