Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi--A file photo.

PESHAWAR, 26 July: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi has said that lifting of economic sanctions on Iran would open up doors for trade between Islamabad and Tehran.

He was talking to media-persons in the United States. He said that Iran and Pakistan share a long border and Pakistan is keen to boost trade ties with Iran. He termed the recent agreement between Iran and six world powers on Iran nuclear programme as a step in the right direction.

He added that work on Pak-Iran gas pipeline would be resumed shortly which would not only help Pakistan meet it energy requirements but would also usher in an era of peace and tranquility in the region.

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