Baku, Azerbaijan, April 28
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian president said that Iran considers Pakistan's security and peace as its own.
Emphasizing the importance of the security of the common borders between the two countries, Hassan Rouhani said that concerns on the issue should be removed, Iranian Mehr news agency reported on April 28.
The Iranian president made the remarks during a meeting with Sartaj Aziz, special envoy of the Pakistan's prime minister on April 28 in Tehran.
Iranian officials have repeatedly accused Pakistan of no control over its borders, saying Pakistan is inactive on securing its borders with Iran.
Rouhani stressed that terrorism is threatening the regional countries, adding that all countries should take serious steps to counter terrorism for securing peace and stability.
The president also remarked that the current level of economic relations between Iran and Pakistan is not acceptable and should be improved.
Sartaj Aziz for his turn said that there are many of potentials for improving relations between the two countries which should be used in order to expand mutual ties.
The National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor to Pakistan's Prime Minister is on a unscheduled visit to Tehran to convey a special message from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is also scheduled to visit Iran on May 11.
Pakistani media outlets claim that this unscheduled meeting is very important as the Iranian administration is annoyed with Pakistan government on its constant alleged support to the Syrian opposition.
Iran also believes that the delay in their gas pipeline project is not due to pressure from the United States but rather, Saudi Arabia is putting pressure on the government of Pakistan to stop all projects including import of electricity from Iran, the Pakistani media outlets claim.
Edited by C.N.