Consul General of Iran in Pakistan’s south western city of Quetta says Iran is ready to export 100 MW of electricity to Gwadar port, Pakistan.
In a seminar at Quetta Press Club, Mohammad Rafiei said Iran is ready to help Pakistan to overcome its energy needs especially in the province of Balochistan.
Earlier Pakistan’s Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCE) had approved purchase of additional 100 MW electricity from Iran and directed the Ministry of Power to make immediate arrangements in this regard.
Pakistan is importing 100 MW electricity from Iran amid reports of willingness to increase it to 1000 and 3000 MW.
The Iranian diplomat also said that the situation of trade between Iran and Pakistan has been improving as the bilateral trade volume rose by 35 percent last year.
He said Iran and Pakistan are not only neighboring states but they also share common religion, history and culture and added that both countries also share common points of view on various international issues.
“Our first priority is to promote trade and economic relations between the two countries.’
He called for early resumption of border trade markets between Iran and Pakistan and urged the Pakistani authorities to take steps to facilitate Iranian businessmen in Pakistan for the promotion of bilateral trade.