Pakistan, Iran generals vow to boost bilateral defence ties

Maj-Gen Mohammad Hossein Bagheri meets Gen Nadeem Raza
Oct 13, 2021

Chief of General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces and Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee or JCSC discussed regional developments, the situation in Afghanistan, strengthening of defense ties between the two countries and enhancing border cooperation.

Major-General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri met with General Nadeem Raza in the Rawalpindi on Wednesday.

The meeting was also attended by high-ranking officials of Iran and Pakistan, Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini, and Iran’s Defense attaché Colonel Mostafa Qanbarpour.

General Bagheri and General Nadeem Raza discussed a wide range of bilateral relations between Iran and Pakistan in the fields of defense, security, military, border, regional developments, including the situation in Afghanistan.

The two sides stressed the desire and determination to strengthen these relations and expand bilateral cooperation between the armed forces of Iran and Pakistan.

Maj-Gen Bagheri and General Nadeem Raza also noted common views on regional issues, the fight against terrorism and regional peace and stability.

Earlier, members of the Iranian military delegation, headed by Maj-Gen Mohammad Bagheri met with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Army Headquarters.

General Bagheri will also meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan later this evening.

Close Iran, Pakistan ties key to regional peace, stability: COAS

Pakistan and Iran are two brotherly countries and their close cooperation was vital for regional peace and stability, Chief of Army Staff or COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Wednesday.

He was talking with Iranian Chief of General Staff Major-General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri who called on him at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

During the meeting, a wide range of issues, including the Afghanistan situation, regional security and border management particularly fencing along Pak-Iran Border were discussed.

They agreed on enhancing defence cooperation, continue working together for regional peace and giving a unified response to terrorism.

During the delegation level meeting, Iranian delegation was given a comprehensive regional security appraisal and operational update besides briefing on training regime of Pakistan Army.

The delegation was also informed about the collaboration with other friendly countries and conduct of various joint military exercises.

The Iranian CGS expressed his desire for strengthening military to military ties particularly in counter-terrorism and training domains.

The visiting dignitary also laid floral wreaths at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada and prayed for martyrs.


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