Iran is able to implement the Pakistani part of the gas pipeline project which transfers gas from Iran to Pakistan, visiting top foreign policy adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Akbar Velayati said.
“Pakistan does not need US, European companies’ technological support for implementation of Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project; Iranian engineers have proven their ability by building gas pipelines in every corner of Iran.”
Velayati underlined the importance of unity among various factions of Islam, including Sunni and Shia.
In the meantime, Velayati, addressing the Islamic Awakening Conference in Islamabad on Thursday, voiced hope that the ongoing regional Islamic Awakening would spread further.
'Muslims should avoid colonial values imposed on them by outside powers because it is Islamic values that can guarantee their salvation,' he said.
Secretary General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening reminded the inspiring role of Iran's 1979 revolution’s founder late Imam Khomeini for the revolutionary nations.
In the second day of his trip to Pakistan, Velayati had meetings with Pakistani religious scholars and Punjab state officials as well as officials of Pakistan’s Jamaat-e-Islami party.
“We hope that… more grounds will be provided for the unity of the Islamic Ummah as the power of the Islamic world in the future depends on unity of the Islamic Ummah,” Velayati said Wednesday after a meeting with Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan Nayyar Hussain Bukhari.
Velayati aslo said that he discussed different aspects of relations between Tehran and Islamabad in his meetings with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Senate Chairman Bukhari.
He said that he discussed mutual cooperation in the fields of electricity, gas, agriculture, industries and culture in his meetings with the two Pakistani officials.
Heading a high-ranking political delegation, Velayati arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday for a three-day visit and was welcomed by Pakistani Foreign Ministry officials as well as Iran’s Ambassador to Islamabad Ali Reza Haqiqian.
Upon his arrival, he said that the aim of his visit to Pakistan was to meet and hold talks with Pakistani officials as well as Sunni and Shia clerics and scholars.
”Our meetings are aimed at further reinforcing solidarity among the two countries’ scholars and clerics, who are the symbols of the common culture of the two states,” Velayati said.
Iran and Pakistan have always had very close and intimate relations throughout the history.
The two countries exchange delegations on a regular basis and their leaders are resolved to further accelerate expansion of ties and cooperation between the two neighboring nations.