NEW YORK - The Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline has made significant headway and the foreign ministers of the two countries will meet in early October to flesh things out, it was stated on Tuesday. Briefing mediamen after the meeting between President Asif Zardari and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Information Minister Sherry Rahman told reporters that Iran and Pakistan will set up a joint company providing the required 'sovereign guarantee'. Five 'deputy ministers' from each side will meet to coordinate their efforts towards the establishment of the pipeline project. Sherry described the meeting between President Zardari and Iranian President Ahmadinejad as 'very good'. She also spoke about the meeting between Zardari and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, while informing the Press that the French leader had accepted an invitation extended to him by President Zardari to visit Pakistan. She said the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi will be staying back for a meeting on the US-Pakistan strategic relationship to be held on Sept 28 in Washington. Friends of Pakistan, which comprises G-8 countries, China and Saudi Arabia, will take place this week and 'more people' are expected to join it.