Pakistan, Iran vow to combat terrorism through enhanced cooperation

COAS Gen Asim Munir and Iranian FM discuss strategic ties at GHQ meeting

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Rawalpindi: Iranian Foreign Minister, Amir Abdollahian called on General Syed Asim Munir, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), at GHQ on Monday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), realizing the historical, religious, and cultural ties that bind Pakistan and Iran, both sides emphasized strengthening bilateral ties and fostering a greater understanding of each other’s concerns.

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

The two sides observed that terrorism was a common threat that needed to be tackled through collaborative efforts, better coordination, and intelligence sharing.

Gen Asim Munit emphasized the need for sustained engagement and utilizing available communication channels to address security concerns. Both 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.

Both sides 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.

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