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17 February 2024

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COAS, Iranian FM stress on strengthening bilateral ties

COAS, Iranian FM stress on strengthening bilateral ties

COAS, Iranian FM stress on strengthening bilateral ties

RAWALPINDI: (Suno News) Iranian Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian on Monday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir at General Headquarters (GHQ) where both the sides emphasized on strengthening bilateral ties, reported the military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Realizing the historical, religious and cultural ties that bind Pakistan and Iran, both the sides emphasized on strengthening bilateral ties and fostering greater understanding of each other’s concerns, said the ISPR.

The COAS underscored the centrality of respecting the other state’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, calling it sacrosanct, inviolable and the most important cardinal of state-to-state relationship.

The two sides observed that terrorism was common threat that needed to be tackled through collaborative efforts, better coordination and intelligence sharing. The COAS emphasized the need for sustained engagement and utilizing available communication channels to address security concerns.

Both the sides agreed to operationalize the mechanism of deployment of military liaison officers in each other’s country at an early date to improve coordination and efficiency of response against common threats.

They also reaffirmed the resolve to remain closely engaged and not allow any spoilers to drive a wedge between the brotherly nations. “Pakistan and Iran are fraternal neighbours and the destiny of both nations are intertwined. Both sides reiterated their commitment to peace, stability and prosperity in the border region which was identified as an indispensable requirement for the well-being of people living on both sides,” the statement concluded.

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