Iranian FM meets Pakistani political, military leadership

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who is on an official visit to federal capital Islamabad, met Pakistan’s military and political leadership on Tuesday.

According to Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the visiting Foreign Minister met Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

COAS said we all need to cooperate to root out transnational security and crimes threat.

He said that regional peace is dependent upon wider cooperation within West Asia. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security and Pak-Iran relations came under discussion.

The Iranian Minister appreciated bilateral security engagements during the recent months and measures initiated by both sides to improve Pak-Iran border security, said ISPR.

Earlier, the Iranian Minister held consultations on bilateral relations and regional peace and security with Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Khawaja Muhammad Asif at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad.

A press release by Pakistan Foreign Office said that the two sides agreed to continue engagement for enhancing economic cooperation including bilateral trade, investments and commercial interaction to promote shared prosperity, said Foreign Office.

The two Foreign Ministers also exchanged views on important developments on regional and international peace and security.

They supported political resolution of the Afghan conflict for durable peace and stability in Afghanistan, and the region.

Iranian Foreign Minister accompanied by Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honar Dost also called on Pakistan’s National Security Adviser, Retired Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua in Islamabad on Tuesday.

According to Pakistan Foreign Office, during the meeting, they expressed profound satisfaction over upward trajectory in bilateral relations. Both sides stressed on the importance of identifying and removing all the impediments for improving relations.

They also exchanged views on regional security situation at length. Both sides identified common threats and opportunities and reiterated to work in a cooperative framework to seek lasting peace in the region while catering for the sensitivities of each other, said Foreign Office.

Source: Kuwait News Agency