Pakistan Army Chief meets Iran President Rouhani in Tehran. The latter called bilateral good and friendly ties as valuable asset that can help strengthen bilateral relations.
Pakistan Army Chief
While responding to Iranian President’s views, the COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan is prepared to strengthen bilateral relations.
He also pointed to the good meetings between Iranian and Pakistani officials to further secure their borders.
However, President Rouhani suggested that Pakistan and Iran shouldn’t deem ok with their current bilateral annual trade volume.
He urged the two sides should do more to increase their mutual trade.
Moreover, he expressed Iranian readiness to finish work on a gas pipeline. He said that Iran can help bring closer together Iranian and Pakistani tradesmen.
Meanwhile, heading a high-ranking delegation, Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff also met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
In that meeting also, both sides reviewed the avenues regarding strengthening bilateral relations in the politics, economics, and military areas.
Pakistan Army Chief landed in Iran on Monday. During meeting with Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, expansion of bilateral defense cooperation dsicussed.
According to Iranian media, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa is leading a high-ranking delegation.
They met Commander of Iran’s Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi on Monday morning.
Pakistan Army Chief meets
Notably, Pakistani and Iranian senior officials reviewed the avenues regarding strengthening bilateral relations in the military as well as security affairs.
Furthermore, they also discussed maintaining security of borders, preventing the activities of terrorist groups, and promoting border trade exchange.
Both sides also exchanged views on convergence among Islamic countries.
COAS Bajwa also meets Shamkhani
Meanwhile, he also called onIran National Security head Shamkhani.
COAS met Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Admiral Ali Shamkhani and Army Chief Major General Abdul Rahim Mousavi.
Regional security environment and bilateral defence cooperation discussed.
Pakistan and Iran have a history of close ties. Particularly, military to military relations also remain strengthened.
Specially, Pakistan Army Chief Bajwa has visited Iran first in November 2017.