Gen Bagheri’s visit marks new stage in strengthening military, defense ties: Pakistani General  

Islamabad, IRNA -- Pakistan Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee says the visit of the Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Islamic Republic of Iran marks a new stage in strengthening the military, defense and security relations between the two brotherly countries.

Pakistan Army's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said Major General Mohammad Bagheri, Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran called on General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi today.

During the meeting, both deliberated upon various areas of mutual interest, bilateral cooperation including defense and security, counter-terrorism, and the prevailing regional environment particularly with reference to Afghanistan. 

They dilated upon measures to enhance the level and scope of military engagements between both countries and pledged to continue to forge deeper ties.

Both sides highlighted that common borders should be “Borders of Peace & Friendship”.

Chairman JCSC said that in pursuit of closer military and strategic cooperation both countries share a common perception on all national and international issues.

The dignitary lauded the professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.

The visit of the Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran marks a new stage in strengthening the military, defense, and security relations between the two brotherly countries, Chairman JCSC added.

Earlier, upon arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters, a smartly turned-out tri-services contingent presented ‘Guard of Honour’ to the visiting dignitary.

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