ISLAMABAD -  Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost on Tuesday visited the General Headquarters and called on the Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), focus of the discussion remained on regional security, the Pak-Iran border management, visits and exchanges in the defence realm.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s contributions for peace and stability in the region and pledged to keep working for better relations between the two brotherly countries.

On October 15, during a meeting of the Pak-Iran Joint Border Commission held in Gwadar, Pakistan and Iran had vowed not to allow use of their soil for terrorist activities, and had decided to improve the security situation at the border.

The two countries had also decided to take concrete steps to curb smuggling and illegal crossing of border.

In September, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had agreed to "maintain a trajectory of positive progress" between the two countries as they met on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

President Rouhani was said to have emphasised that the two countries should work together closely in deepening mutual cooperation in the areas of border management, trade and investment.