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Pakistan, Iran agree to raise joint Rapid Reaction Force for border security

TEHRAN: Pakistan and Iran on Monday agreed to set up a Joint Rapid Reaction Force to guard the common borders, ARY News reported.

The decision was taken at a meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Prime Minister Imran Khan during talks in Tehran, here today.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan was accorded warm welcome and received by Iranian president himself upon his arrival at the Sa’dabad Palace .

On the occasion, National Anthems of both the countries were played, while the guard of honor was also presented to PM Khan.

The premier, during his two-day- visit will also call on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, and meet Pakistani and Iranian business community.

Earlier on Sunday, the prime minister reached Mashhad, city of Iran for a two-day visit on the invitation of the Iranian president.

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Upon his arrival, PM Imran Khan was warmly welcomed by Iranian Health Minister Dr Saeed Reza at Tehran International Airport. A smartly turned out contingent presented a static salute to the prime minister.

The premier also paid a visit to the shrine of Imam Reza (AS) and offered Dua and Nawafil.

He also held a meeting with Custodian of the Holy Shrine Ahmad Marvi besides visiting the Museum of Holy Quran situated in the premises of the Shrine.

The visit comes days after the incident of Makran Coastal Highway, where 14 personnel of security forces were martyred by terrorists who according to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi came from Iran.

Pakistan’s relations with Iran are marked by close historic and cultural linkages and strong people to people exchanges.



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