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Iranian envoy terms CPEC ‘game changer’ for region

Published on – October 4, 2018 – 10:50 pm
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QUETTA: Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Hunardost on Thursday assured his government’s support for the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.


QUETTA: Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Hunardost on Thursday assured his government’s support for the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

Addressing a press conference in Quetta, the Iranian ambassador said Tehran does not oppose the involvement of any country in the economic corridor project.

“CPEC will open new vistas of development and prosperity as it is a game changer for the region. We do not oppose any country’s participation in the project,” he maintained.

“Iran will wholeheartedly welcome any country that wants to invest in Pakistan for the sucessful completion of CPEC.”

In reply to a question, Mehdi Hunardost said Pakistan and Iran will collaborate to tackle terrorism. “Pakistan and Iran are on same page against the menace of terrorism,” he added.