Ahmadinejad, Karzai visit to Pakistan gains more importance
Thursday, 16-Feb, Iranian president Ahmadinejad and Afghan president Karzai have arrived in Islamabad to boost economic and political relationships among the trio. The trilateral summit is dedicated to counter terrorism, and it is looking to carve out politically viable solutions in order to get rid of terrorism.
The background circumstances are also very important, as US, Iran relations are going to get more worst over nuclear enrichment impasse. Also there is speculation of possible Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear arsenals. Pakistan has strongly opposed any military action in the region and emphasized on political solution of the problem.
Taliban are in talks with US without any representation of Afghan government is another important matter will come under consideration. Afghan president is desperately looking for resumption of NATO supplies abandoned due to NATO attack on Pakistan’s military checks posts. Karzai also denied any repercussions of Indian presence on its soil, by referring to trade impact between Pakistan and India.
Iran is also keen to boost economic relationships, earlier Ahmadinejad said they are willing to import 1million ton wheat and 0.2million ton rice from Pakistan this year. He keeps on saying that we are ready to boost the trade between the two countries up to 10billion dollars in next two years. Pakistan has rejected US reservations over trade agreements with Iran, especially gas import plan to be functional by 2014.
The two days (16-17Feb) summit among the trio will continue today, as more important trade impacts and agreements are expected.