Pakistan Army Chief terms Pak-Iran border as border of ‘peace and friendship’

IRNA – Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa termed Pak-Iran border as border of Peace and Friendship and emphasized its better security management so as to deny its exploitation by the terrorists being a common enemy, a military statement said.

Army media wing ISPR in a statement on Tuesday said that General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Iranian military and civil leadership during his ongoing visit to Iran.

It said that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) held meetings with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at Presidential Palace and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“COAS met Iranian Chief of General Staff (CGS) Major General Muhammad Bagheri at General Staff HQ where he was presented guard of honor and he laid floral wreath at Martyrs Monument. Delegation level talks were held,” it said.

The statement added that Iranian leadership thanked COAS for his visit and acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices and achievements in war against terror, contributions towards regional peace and the important positive role that Pakistan is playing in this regard.

“During the meetings, COAS discussed issues related to geo-strategic environment, defense & security and economic cooperation at bilateral as well as regional level. Afghan situation, growing threat of ISIS in the region and Pak-Iran border security also came under discussion,” it said.

The statement further added that COAS said that Pakistan and Iran are two brotherly neighbors with shared history, culture and religion. Both armies also have history of defense collaboration and cooperation which has great mutually benefiting potential for their enhancement.

It said leaders of both sides agreed to stay engaged for enhanced bilateral cooperation while jointly working to assist in bringing positive developments in other issues concerning the region.