New York [US], Sept. 23 (ANI
): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
has expressed a desire to see his country be part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
on the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly session in New York.
Rouhani also lauded Sharif's vision which he said has translated the CPEC
into reality, reports Dawn.
While asserting that Iran considers Pakistan's economic development as its own development, the Iranian president said that there is a need for defence cooperation between the two countries.
He also said that Pakistan's security is the security of Iran.
Both sides discussed opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the field of energy, especially oil, gas and electricity.
They also noted that progress on Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline and electricity import from Iran would help Pakistan overcome its energy shortages in the coming years.
Sharif also apprised Rouhani on the Kashmir
Meanwhile, Rouhani extended an invitation to Iran to Sharif. (ANI