Pak-Iran want strengthening mutual defense cooperation. Both army chiefs discussed security-related matters in the meeting.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday and discussed security-related matters including the situation in Afghanistan, the military said.
“Geo-strategic environment particularly situation in Afghanistan, defense and security cooperation were discussed during the meeting. Pak-Iran border security mechanism also came under discussion,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
Pakistan and Iran are two brotherly neighbours with shared history, culture and religion. “Defense collaboration between the two countries has been strengthening over the years,” the ISPR quoted Gen Qamar as saying.
Referring to OIC’s extra ordinary session, Gen Qamar termed it historic development for addressing the dire humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and bringing the international community to a shared vision and joint strategy to find solutions to emerging challenges in the region vital for peace and stability.
The Iranian FM acknowledged Pakistan’s contributions towards regional peace and the important role that Pakistan is playing in this regard.
Both sides agreed to stay engaged for enhanced bilateral cooperation while jointly working to assist in bringing positive developments in issues concerning the region particularly efforts to mitigate challenges facing people of Afghanistan, the military’s media wing said.