Top commander calls for stronger Iran-Pakistan ties

IRNA – Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari says Islam is the most important factor of unity between Iranian and Pakistani nations.

General Jafari made the remarks in a meeting with Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Tehran on Tuesday.

He said despite plots and hostilities of enemies against Islamic Ummah and regional states, relations between Iran and Pakistan have deepened further.

The two sides underlined expansion of military and defensive relations, broadening of cooperation and engagement in providing security on common borders to confront categorically the bandits and terrorists.

The IRGC Chief said common culture and language of parts of Pakistan are shared with Iranian people’s and this shows depth of mutual ties.

‘We are informed that there are efforts underway in the region for insecurity of and its expansion. Preventive measures, relying on popular along with the armed and security forces would check insecurity in the country,’ he added.

Major General Jafari said that enjoying 40 years of experience in confronting enemy’s threats, the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to transfer experience of defense and popular resistance to Pakistan,’ he added.

The Pak army commander voiced pleasure over his visit to Iran, and said, ‘The two Iranian and Pakistani nations, enjoy valuable and old civilization and history and this has led to more grounds for cooperation.’

He went on to say that besides religion and culture, common borders of Iran and Pakistan double importance of expansion of relations between Iran and Pakistan.