Oct 14, 2021 14:20 UTC
  • Top Iran, Pakistan military officials discuss naval cooperation, key security issues

Top Iranian and Pakistani military officials have discussed possible ways to improve cooperation in various fields, particularly naval security, among a wide range of other topics.

According to Press TV, the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri, who is in Pakistan on an official visit, held talks with Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi in Islamabad on Thursday.

The two commanders exchanged views about issues of mutual interest and the latest status of relations between Iran and Pakistan, including the current level bilateral naval cooperation.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani Navy’s public relations office said in a statement that Baqeri’s visit would be a step forward in efforts to further strengthen relations between the two neighboring countries.

Over the past two days, the top Iranian commander held meetings with senior Pakistani political and military officials, including Chief of the Army Staff of Pakistan Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Reza and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The sides discussed strategies to boost Tehran-Islamabad relations in military, security and strategic fields, increase security on common borders, promote peace and stability in the region and the Muslim world, particularly in Afghanistan.

The ongoing developments in neighboring Afghanistan have been a major concern for both Iran and Pakistan.

In his meeting with Baqeri, the Pakistani premier stressed that there is no military solution to Afghanistan’s problems, calling for the formation of an inclusive government comprising of all Afghan groups.

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