ISLAMABAD: National Security Advisor (NSA) Lt Gen (r) Nasser Janjua and head of Iranian Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi Tuesday discussed matters of regional security situation and promotion of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran.
The Iranian delegation was headed by the head of the strategic council on foreign relations, who acts as a think tank for the supreme leaders and president of Iran.
The NSA warmly welcomed the guests saying that “Iran is a fraternal neighbouring country with the blessing of common faith, history and culture.” He added, “Our co-location is divine and full of potentials and our geography and the geo-strategic location is biggest asset and essence of progression.”
“Collectively, we can connect Asia with other regions and the world and that is where the vision of our relationship resides,” he said, adding, “We have every reason to be together.”
He also applauded the efforts of the leadership of both the countries for setting up common objectives and goals for the improvement of bilateral relations and commented that such visits would be very beneficial in this regard.
Kamal said that both the countries need to work together and translate the challenges into opportunities. He expressed the strong desire of the Iranian government to connect Iranian communication networks with Pakistan.
In terms of security situation, he highlighted the fact that Pakistan and Iran were facing common challenges due to prolonged instability in Afghanistan. Both sides appreciated peace offer made by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
“The warring sides should make use of the offer to seek an enduring peace for Afghanistan and we all need to work together for the stability of Afghanistan,” the Iranian dignitary said.
Both sides expressed satisfaction over the upward trajectory of bilateral relations and reiterated their resolve to take it further by improving cooperation.