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"Pakistan, Iran to speed up work on IPI project," The International Times (Pakistan), September 24, 2008

NEW YORK: Pakistan and Iran on Tuesday stressed the importance of deeper and wider bilateral ties in all fields and agreed to speed up the work on multi-billion dollar Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project. The meeting held here between President Asif Ali Zardari and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of the 63rd UN General Assembly session covered a wide range of issues between the two countries.

The two leaders stressed the importance of early completion of over 2,700-km-long IPI gas pipeline project that could meet the much needed energy needs for the large industrial sector in Pakistan. The two leaders also discussed the import of additional 1,000 MW of electricity from Iran, to meet the energy shortage in the country, especially in Balochistan, and expressed satisfaction over the pace of talks.

Meanwhile, Pakistan and Turkey on Tuesday vowed to further expand their ties with a particular focus on trade and stronger economic cooperation, as their two leaders met here at the sidelines of the 63rd UN General Assembly. The talks between President Asif Ali Zardari and President Abdullah Gul of Turkey covered all facets of their bilateral ties, besides international matters and the situation in the region, with a particular focus on Iraq and Afghanistan.
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