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Pakistani PM Supports Pipeline to India
Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz says he favors building an international pipeline to feed natural gas from Iran and Turkmenistan to India, via Pakistan. Aziz said after meeting in Islamabad today with Indian Petroleum and Gas Ministry officials that the pipeline would foster what he called "an enduring relationship" between the two countries.
The Indian officials are on a visit to Islamabad. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since 1947. But a growing rapprochement has opened the way for talks on what would be a landmark cooperation effort.
Iran proposed the 3, 000-million-dollar pipeline in 1996 but so far has been hampered by India's concern for the security of the pipeline in Pakistan. Another proposed pipeline from Turkmenistan has also been blocked by instability in Afghanistan, whose territory it would pass through.