Iranian Army Chief seeks to enhance military ties with Pakistan

Iranian Army Chief seeks to enhance military ties with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD -- Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces announced that cooperation between Iran and Pakistan is being broadened to bring peace and security in the region.

In an exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri said that Iran is committed for better relations between Iran and Pakistan.

He said that the US along with some other countries is trying to create insecurity in the region.

The Iranian commander added that current task of Iran and Pakistan is to enhance bilateral friendship and coordinate with each other in order to achieve peace and security in the region.

Bagheri described Pakistan as one of the most important neighbors of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and said that the country with more than 200 million People is interested to have strong ties with Iran.

'Iran also attaches great importance to its relations with Pakistan,' he added.

Bagheri said that in November last year Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa had visited Iran and his visit to Pakistan is being carried at the invitation of Pakistani counterpart.

He said that bilateral ties, defense cooperation, border management, war against terrorism, regional and international developments would come under discussions during his meetings with Pakistani civil and military officials.

Meanwhile, Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri met with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa to further enhance military to military cooperation between armed forces of Iran and Pakistan.

He also called on Minister for Foreign Affairs Abdullah Hussain Haroon to discuss bilateral ties, international and regional developments.

Iranian Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces heading a high-level delegation arrived in Pakistani capital, Islamabad on Sunday on a three-day official visit for talks with the country’s officials.