Pakistan foreign minister calls for pricing mechanism for Iranian gas

Iran Materials 22 December 2006 12:03 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmoud Kasuri underlined the need for a pricing mechanism for the Peace Gas Pipeline.

On the sidelines of holding talks with the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani, he spoke to reporters on cooperation with Iran in this respect.

He expressed hope that given the differences among Iran, Pakistan and India on the price of natural gas, the three parties' experts will reach consensus, reports Trend.

Pointing to contribution of a consultant company in fixing the gas price of the project, he said that Pakistan has received its report on the evaluation of the project.

"Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also expressed his willingness to follow up the aforementioned report and the session to be held among the three parties' specialists, he added.

Pointing to the Pakistan's stance toward Iran's nuclear program, he noted that Islamabad has talked to Iranian, the US and EU officials on the issue.

He underlined that Pakistan believes in Iran's right to produce nuclear energy.