Pakistan, Iran ‘display desire to initiate meaningful security cooperation’

RAWALPINDI – Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza, who is on official visit to Islamic Republic of Iran, called on President of Iran Sayyid Ebrahim Raisol-Sadati.

“Matters of bilateral strategic interest and regional security environment including strengthening of bilateral security & defence cooperation between the two countries were brought into discussion,” says a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday. Both sides displayed desire to initiate meaningful and long-lasting security and defence cooperation between the two countries.

Chairman JCSC also had separate meetings with Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Gharaei Ashtiani, Defence Minister, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, Chief of General Staff, Major General Hossein Salami, Commander-in-Chief Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani, Commander of Iranian Navy and Brigadier General Hamid Vahedi, Commander of Air Force, Iran.

General Nadeem Raza, Iranian President discuss measures to enhance military engagements

The dignitaries discussed 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”. The Iranian military leadership lauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in fight against terrorism. Earlier, upon arrival at General Staff Headquarters a smartly turned-out contingent presented ‘Guard of Honour’ to the Chairman JCSC.

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