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Iran is ready to provide Pakistan with its energy needs, Interior Minister Abdulreza Rahmani Fazli said.

He made the remarks in a ceremony held to celebrate the Pakistan National Day.

Rahmani Fazli predicted increase of Iran-Pakistan trade volume to five billion dollars in the next three years to come.

Congratulating the Pakistan National Day to the Pakistani government and nation, he noted that Iran and Pakistan enjoy historical and cordial ties and the two countries' governments are committed to enhance all-out ties.

The interior minister voiced hope for taking practical steps towards enhancement of economic ties in the upcoming 20th meeting of Iran-Pakistan Joint Economic Commission in 2016 mid-summer in Tehran.

Iran is ready to provide Islamabad with energy and new technologies the neighboring country needs, he said.

He added that Iran can export both gas and electricity to Pakistan.

Rahmani Fazli called for a boost in cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad in border control, fighting human and drug trafficking, adding that Iran and Pakistan will hold high-level security talks in the next three weeks.

The official hailed Pakistan parliament's stance towards Palestine, Gaza, Syria and Yemen issues, adding that dominant powers seek to inflame war in the region.

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