Iran, Pakistan sign border cooperation MoU

Zahedan, April 30, IRNA – The 18th joint border commission meeting of Iran and Pakistan ended with the signing of a memorandum of understanding ( MoU) here on Thursday.

The MoU containing 26 articles was signed by Deputy Governor General of Sistan and Baluchestan province for security affairs Ali Asghar Mir-Shekari and secretary general of Baluchistan province of Pakistan Seifollah Chata.

Members of the Iranian and Pakistani delegations after three days of discussion, consultations and exchange of views at the 18th joint border commission session agreed upon the contents of the MoU dealing with different fields of border security, border trade, confrontation with terrorism, and organized crimes including drugs, goods and human trafficking.

Based on one of the articles of the MoU the border guards of both countries will meet regularly every month, every three months and every six months depending on their ranking to discuss issues of mutual concern.

Also, governors of border towns will meet each other every four months to discuss mutual issues ann ways of developing relations on both sides of the border using social and economic capacities of the region.

The 19th joint border commission meeting will be held in Quetta, Pakistan, in October 2015.