ISLAMABAD: In what could be described as a major breakthrough for the $7.4-billion Iran-Pakistan-India peace pipeline talks, Indian Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Murli Deora is arriving on a two-day visit here on April 23. The issue of “transit fee” will be the focus of the talks between the two countries and it is felt that the issue will be resolved as it requires a political decision.
Any breakthrough issue is likely to pave way for the much delayed trilateral talks between Iran, India and Pakistan. Deora was to visit Pakistan in February to hold talks but the trip was cancelled at the last moment.
The issue of “transportation fee” was sorted out by the two governments and now the focus would be on the “transit fee” sought to be levied for gas transported from Iran to the India-Pakistan border.-SANA