Iran wants to build a new gas pipeline to Afghanistan

Iran is ready to exports gas to Afghanistan via pipeline, Afghan news portal Wadsam reported. Iranian Consul General in Herat, Mahmud Afkhami Rashedi, said Tehran was ready to lay the pipeline and export gas into Herat. This comes after two nations, last month, discussed expanding bilateral economic cooperation. Iran has expressed its willingness to boost energy exports to neighbouring countries mainly Iraq and Afghanistan. Last year, Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) Mostafa Kashkouli said expected increase in the export of energy will be brought about by the development of the country