Ambassador Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini during an interview with Pakistani newspaper ‘Business Recorder’ said Gwadar and Chabahar are two important ports, adding that if they become more active, the two ports will bring regional progress and prosperity, Trend reports citing İRNA.
"Some are trying to present these two ports as competitors to each other, while we do not take it as a competition but a compliment to each other," he asserted, adding that potential of the two ports could be utilised better by connectivity through rails.
He said Pakistan was working on the infrastructure of Gwadar port to boost economic activities, while Iran had also specific programmes to make Chabahar port more active.
He said Iran had announced its readiness to provide electricity for Gwadar port.
"We believe more progress of these ports will bring prosperity in the region and the trade volume will also increase automatically. In fact, we see progress and security of Pakistan as progress and security of Iran," the Iranian envoy said.