Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has termed the Pakistan-Iran frontier as a border of peace and friendship in a meeting with the Iranian interior minister, according to the military’s media wing.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi along with a delegation visited the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Monday and discussed bilateral matters including security issues.
The geostrategic environment particularly regional security situation and bilateral cooperation in defence and security domains were discussed during the meeting, the ISPR said.
The Pak-Iran border security mechanism including border markets also came under discussion, it added.
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The COAS said that enhanced cooperation between the two brotherly neighbours is vital for peace and stability in the region.
“Terming the Pak-Iran border as the border of peace and friendship, [the] COAS highlighted the need to put in collective efforts to deny any space or liberty of action to be exploited by miscreants along [the] Pak-Iran border,” the military’s media wing added.
The Iranian minister, while acknowledging stability in Afghanistan as collective regional responsibility, appreciated Pakistan's efforts for peace and stability, particularly humanitarian assistance being rendered to mitigate challenges faced by the people of Afghanistan.
Dr Vahidi along with his nine-member delegation arrived in Pakistan on a day-long visit earlier today.
Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid received the delegation at the Nur Khan Air Base, Rawalpindi. Secretary Interior Yousaf Naseem Khokhar and other senior officials were also present at the airport.
During his one-day visit, the Iranian interior minister will hold meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, his Pakistani counterpart Rashid and other key government officials.
Issues of the prisoner swap and Pak-Iran border management will be discussed during the meetings.
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