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Gen Bajwa, Iranian ambassador discuss regional security

RAWALPINDI: Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa here at General Headquarters on Tuesday.

Gen Bajwa and the Iranian diplomat discussed regional security, Pak-Iran border management, and enhancing interaction between the two countries in defence realm, according to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing.

Mr Honardoost acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s contributions towards peace and stability in the region and pledged to keep working for better relations between the two brotherly countries.

Recently, Pakistan and Iran had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve border security.

The MoU was signed during the 21st two-day meeting of Pak-Iran Joint Border Commission in Gwadar.

Provincial Chief Secretary Aurangzeb Haque led the Pakistani side while Deputy Governor Sistan-Balochistan province Ali Asghar Mir Shikari led the Iranian delegation in the meeting.

They discussed a range of issue including joint proposals pertaining to border situation, security matters, immigration and border trade between two countries.

The meeting expressed firm determination to check drugs smuggling, intrusion of illegal immigrants and not let their respective soils be used for terrorism against each other.



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