ISLAMABAD: Top military leadership of Pakistan and Iran Wednesday agreed to further enhancing defence cooperation and working together for regional peace and unified response to terrorism.
The agreement was made during the visit of General Headquarters (GHQ) by a high-level delegation of Iran. Major-General Mohammad Bagheri, Chief of General Staff (CGS) of Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, led the high level Iranian delegation who met with Chief of Army Staff General Qaar Javed Bajwa.
On arrival, the Iranian CGS was presented a Guard of Honour by a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army. The visiting dignitary laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and prayed for Martyrs of Pakistan.
Later, the Iranian CGS called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. During the meeting, a wide range of issues including Afghanistan situation, regional security and border management particularly fencing along Pak-Iran Border were discussed.
Both agreed on further enhancing defence cooperation and working together for regional peace and unified response to terrorism which is a common enemy. Pakistan and Iran are two brotherly countries and our close cooperation is vital for regional peace and stability , COAS remarked.
During delegation level meeting, Iranian delegation was given a comprehensive regional security appraisal and operational update besides briefing on Training Regime of Pakistan Army including collaboration with friendly countries and conduct of various joint military exercises. The Iranian CGS expressed his desire for further strengthening military to military ties particularly in counter terrorism and training domains.