Iran, Pakistan focus on methods to extend cooperation in defence, counter terrorism

Iran’s Chief of Common Employees of Armed Forces Maj Gen Mohammad Bagheri (L) and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Employees Committee Gen Nadeem Raza exchanging views of mutual curiosity on the Joint Employees Headquarters in Rawalpindi on October 13, 2021. — ISPR
  • Iran’s Maj Gen Mohammad Bagheri and Pakistan’s Gen Nadeem Raza focus on increasing scope of navy engagements.
  • Maj Gen Bagheri additionally meets PM Imran Khan; PM stresses want for enhanced financial and vitality cooperation.
  • PM additionally emphasises continued shut coordination by means of the platform of six neighbouring nations of Afghanistan.

RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: Iran’s Chief of Common Employees of Armed Forces Maj Gen Mohammad Bagheri and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Employees Committee Gen Nadeem Raza on Wednesday mentioned methods for each nations to extend cooperation in defence, safety and counter terrorism.

An announcement issued by Inter-Companies Public Relations (ISPR) stated that Maj Gen Bagheri and Gen Raza additionally mentioned different areas of mutual curiosity and bilateral cooperation and the prevailing regional atmosphere — particularly Afghanistan.

“They dilated upon measures to boost the extent and scope of navy engagements between each nations and pledged to proceed to forge deeper ties,” the navy’s media wing stated.

Based on the assertion, each side highlighted the necessity for widespread borders to be “borders of peace and friendship”.

Gen Raza was quoted by the ISPR as saying that in pursuit of a more in-depth navy and strategic cooperation each nations share a typical notion on all nationwide and worldwide points.

The go to by the Iranian navy chief “marks a brand new stage in strengthening the navy, protection and safety relations between the 2 brotherly nations”, Gen Raza added.

The visiting dignitary, in the meantime, “lauded the professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in battle in opposition to terrorism”, the assertion stated.

Earlier, upon arrival on the Joint Employees Headquarters, a well turned-out tri-services contingent offered the Guard of Honour to the visiting dignitary.

Prime Minister receives Iranian Chief of Common Employees

Apart from assembly Gen Raza, Maj Gen Bagheri additionally held a gathering with Prime Minister Imran Khan right this moment.

Based on a press release by the Prime Minister’s Workplace, the premier highlighted the upward trajectory in bilateral engagement between Pakistan and Iran.

He recalled assembly Iranian President Raisi in Dushanbe on the margins of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which had imparted additional impetus to bilateral cooperation.

PM Imran Khan conveyed cordial greetings for President Raisi and renewed his invitation for him to go to Pakistan.

The assertion additional cited the prime minister as underscoring Pakistan’s dedication “to boost nearer bilateral commerce relations in addition to enhanced financial and vitality cooperation”.

It stated PM Imran Khan described the Pakistan-Iran border as a border of “peace and friendship”, and underlined the significance of steps taken for enhanced safety on each side.

Based on the assertion, he additionally famous an settlement between each side on the institution of Border Sustenance Markets and burdened that the operationalisation of those markets would facilitate livelihood within the area.

“The opening of two extra border crossing-points within the final one 12 months had additional facilitated regulated motion on each side,” the assertion stated.

Amongst different issues, PM Imran Khan appreciated Iran’s steadfast assist on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, particularly by the Supreme Chief, including that Kashmiris regarded ahead to Iran’s sturdy voice in assist of their simply trigger.

Relating to Afghanistan, the prime minister shared Pakistan’s perspective on the newest developments within the nation, stressing that because the neighbours of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran have a direct stake in peace and stability within the nation.

“Pakistan needs to see a peaceable and steady Afghanistan with a sustainable financial system and selling connectivity,” the assertion stated.

Based on the assertion, the prime minister additionally underscored that the worldwide group should stay positively engaged with Afghanistan, present urgently wanted humanitarian help, and take steps to stop financial collapse.

He burdened specific want for the unfreezing of Afghanistan’s monetary belongings to assist assist the Afghan individuals at this important juncture, particularly earlier than the onset of the winter.

As well as, PM Imran Khan underscored the significance of nationwide reconciliation and an inclusive political settlement. He emphasised continued shut coordination between Pakistan and Iran, together with by means of the platform of six neighbouring nations of Afghanistan established final month.

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