Iran wants connectivity, cooperation in region: president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on March 26, 2016Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called for regional connectivity and cooperation to boost economic growth and stability in the south Asian region. On a two-day state visit to Pakistan which culminated on Saturday, Rouhani met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and held talks on matters of mutual interest including more connectivity between the two countries and a shared role to bring stability in the region. “We want to have a corridor between Gwadar and Chahbahar, so that these ports will be connected to each other via railway and also roads and shipping lines,” Rouhani said, adding that the projects would help integrate China into the region.

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