Tehran, Islamabad determined to fight terrorism: Pakistan

Islamabad, IRNA – Pakistani Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra has emphasized that Tehran and Islamabad have a strong determination to encounter threat of terrorism as a common challenge facing the two neighbors.

During her weekly press conference in Islamabad on Thursday, Mumtaz Zahra referred to Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian’s recent visit at the head of a high-ranking delegation to Pakistan, saying that Iran's foreign minister held constructive talks with his Pakistani counterpart, prime minister, and army commander.

She highlighted that the decision to deploy military liaison officers in each other’s countries was part of joint efforts to improve coordination and response efficiency against shared threats between Iran and Pakistan.

Describing Iran as a friendly neighboring country of Pakistan, she noted that the formation of a high-level mechanism headed by the foreign ministers of the two countries, the deployment of military liaison officers in Pakistan’s Turbat and Iran’s Zahedan, the development of border markets and expansion of economic relations were among the important agreements between Tehran and Islamabad during the official visit of Amirabdollahian to Pakistan.

She further noted that her country’s focus is on advancing common goals and cooperation with Iran to ensure that recent events at the borders of the two countries would not repeat in the future.

Regarding the armed incident against several Pakistani nationals in Saravan, Mumtaz Zahra said that the Pakistani authorities have very close cooperation and consultations with the Iranian government as well as local authorities in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan province, adding that an investigation is underway into the incident.


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