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News > Zarif: Iran, Pakistan to set up hot line to improve border security

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Zarif: Iran, Pakistan to set up hot line to improve border security

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran and Pakistan have agreed to establish a hotline contact between Director Generals of Military Operations and border commanders of the two countries to have better security on border.

He made the remarks while talking to reporters after a meeting with Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi.

The Iranian foreign minister said that Pakistan army chief has assured Iran to increase the strength of Pakistani border troops to make the borders more safe and stop any unpleasant incident at the border region in future.

He said that General Bajwa reiterated in the meeting to take concrete steps to improve security of border with Iran.

Zarif went on to say that during his day-long visit to Pakistan he had fruitful meetings with Pakistani top officials and both sides agreed to hold the meetings of joint border commission as soon as possible.

The Iranian foreign minister added that during the meetings Iran and Pakistan have stressed the need for uninterrupted interaction and better cooperation between the border securities of the two countries.

Referring to the recent border incident which resulted in martyrdom of some Iranian border guards he said that Pakistani authorities have also termed the incident as very dangerous for the peace of the region.

The Iranian foreign minister went on to say that terrorists are common enemies of Iran and Pakistan.

Zarif was of the view that Iran and Pakistan would not allow terrorists to sabotage the bilateral ties.

Zarif added that he has raised the issue of terrorist attack on Iranian border guards during his meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. He said that Pakistani leadership has assured Iran of full cooperation to bring terrorist elements to justice.


20:28 - 03/05/2017    /    Number : 453447    /    Show Count : 326

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