Iran, Pakistan vow cooperation in fight against terror
Tehran and Islamabad have pledged to reinforce cooperation in fighting terrorism given that both have been victims of terrorist attacks over the past years.
According to Press TV, in a meeting with Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser in Tehran on Friday, Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that terrorist groups had caused damage to many countries in the region and should therefore be countered through a joint action by all.
Larijani also called for boosting parliamentary, economic, trade, tourism and counter-terrorism ties between Iran and Pakistan.
Qaiser, who has travelled to Iran to attend the second conference of parliament speakers from Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey on the challenge of terrorism and inter-regional connectivity, thanked Iran for hosting the event and voiced regret about the Chabahar terrorist attack.
Pakistan feels honored to have brotherly relations with Iran, he said, expressing Islamabad's resolve to develop trade ties with Tehran.
Qaiser also underscored the need for developing relations between the two nations, saying Pakistan wants the eradication of terrorism which requires enhanced cooperation.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Larijani hoped that Iranian forces still held by Pakistan-based terrorists would be freed "as soon as possible through cooperation with the Pakistani government."