Zardari to visit Iran

Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will undertake a two-day official visit to Iran from Wednesday, a presidential spokesman said Tuesday.

Feb 26 2013, 8:40am CST | by

Zardari to visit Iran
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Islamabad, Feb 26 — Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will undertake a two-day official visit to Iran from Wednesday, a presidential spokesman said Tuesday.

Senator Farhatullah Babar said the president would hold talks with Iranian leaders on a host of bilateral issues and the regional situation, Xinhua reports.

He said the visit was part of ongoing contacts at the leadership level to further strengthen bilateral relations and to consult each other on regional and international issues of concern to the two countries.

The spokesperson said the visit was "a manifestation of the great importance Pakistan attaches to its relations with Iran".

The Pakistani media earlier reported that Zardari would sign a multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline project during the visit.

Under the agreement, Iran would offer a loan of $500 million to Pakistan for the construction of a gas pipeline on its side of the border.

The US has publicly opposed the Iran gas pipeline and has advised Pakistan to go for other options.

American media reported this month that Washington was likely to slap sanctions on Pakistan if it went ahead with the project.

IANS

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