Oct 13, 2021, 4:56 PM
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Pakistani PM, Gen Bagheri discuss strengthening of bilateral cooperation

Islamabad, IRNA -- Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and Chief of General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces have stressed the need to strengthen bilateral relations in various fields, including border security and defense cooperation.

Major General Mohammad Bagheri, heading a high-ranking Iranian military delegation, met with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Senior Pakistani officials, including military officials, as well as the Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini, and Iran’s Defense attaché Colonel Mosatafa Qanbarpour attended the meeting.

Recalling his last month's meeting with President Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Dushanbe, Imran Khan expressed the Pakistani government's commitment to deepening relations with Iran, especially in the border, economic, military, and security sectors.

Referring to his important consultations today with the Army Chief and Chairman Pakistan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Gen Bagheri called for the strengthening of close cooperation between the two neighbors adding that bilateral ties have witnessed significant growth in recent years.

The Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces and  Prime Minister of Pakistan exchanged views on the latest developments in regional security, the Islamic world, in particular the situation in Afghanistan.

Imran Khan stressed that the crisis in Afghanistan has never had a military solution and that an inclusive government must be formed with the participation of all internal groups in the country.

Chief of General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, heading a high-level military delegation, arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday evening to expand military cooperation with Pakistan.

Earlier he met with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chairman Pakistan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza.

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