Rawalpindi: Mr. Ahmad Vahidi, Interior Minister of Iran along with a delegation, visited GHQ today and met General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
Geostrategic environment particularly regional security situation and bilateral cooperation in defense and security domains discussed during the meeting. Pak – Iran Border Security mechanism including Border Markets came under discussion.
COAS said that enhanced cooperation between the two brotherly neighbors is vital for peace and stability in the region. Terming Pak – the Iran Border as the border of peace and friendship, COAS highlighted the need to put in collective efforts to deny any space or liberty of action to be exploited by miscreants along the Pak-Iran Border.
The visiting dignitary while acknowledging stability in Afghanistan as collective regional responsibility, appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for peace and stability, particularly humanitarian assistance being rendered to mitigate challenges faced by the people of Afghanistan.