TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (Press Shia) – Iranian MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Iran welcomes the opportunity for joint Iran-Pakistan-China cooperation as proposed by Pakistani MPs, adding Iran’s relations with both countries are highly strategic.
Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of Iran Alaeddin Boroujerdi made the remarks in a press conference with the Pakistani press Friday night in capital Islamabad.
He further highlighted the need for closer cooperation between Iran, Pakistan, China and Russia, adding “we believe that major regional countries, particularly Iran, Pakistan, China and Russia, need to have closer strategic cooperation for establishing sustainable peace and security in the region and bringing about economic prosperity for their respective countries.”
He went on to maintain that during his visit to Islamabad, certain new steps have been taken toward expansion of cooperation between Iran and Pakistan, noting the resolve for the completion of Iran-Pakistan gas line, the sisterhood status between Iran’s Chabahar Port and Pakistan’s Gwadar, as well as the formation of border and security committees for monitoring the two countries’ shared borders for any criminal or drug trafficking activity.
Boroujerdi also referred to the upcoming international conference in support of the Palestinian cause in Tehran, adding “I have extended the invitation of Iran’s Parliament Speaker to his Pakistani counterpart and a number of other officials for participation at the conference. Both countries follow the same policy on supporting the oppressed Palestinian nation.”
“We also conferred on the current developments in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. We both hold the common view that these conflicts cannot be settled through a military approach, rather political efforts are needed to put an end to the crises,” he added.