Official: Iran, Pakistan ink MoU on prisoners’ swap

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Pakistani officials have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on prisoners swap deal between the two countries in a recent meeting in Iran, a senior official announced on Saturday.

The MoU was signed by Iran’s Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s senior advisor for national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz in Tehran in May, Pakistani Consul General Mohammad Taher Qureishi said in a meeting with Sistan and Balouchestan Deputy Governor General in the provincial capital city of Zahedan.

In May, Iran and Pakistan signed 9 MoUs in a bid to further expand mutual cooperation in various fields of security.

The MoUs were signed between Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri and Pakistani Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif in Tehran at the time.

According to the MoUs, the two sides agreed to set up a joint committee on border issues. They also agreed to boost cooperation in their fight against terrorism, drugs trafficking and money-laundering.

By Fars News Agency

 

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