COAS emphasized on the development of cooperation with Iran.

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Rawalpindi, Referring to the history of friendly and fraternal relations between Pakistan and Islamic Republic of Iran, the new Pakistani Army chief emphasized the need to develop bilateral cooperation, especially in the economic field.

“Syed Mohammad Ali Hosseini” met with COAS General “Syed Asim Munir” yesterday (19 Dec) at the General headquarters in Rawalpindi.

Some officials of the general staff, as well as Colonel Mustafa Ghanbarpour, Iran’s military attaché in Pakistan, were present in this meeting.

The commander of Pakistan’s army emphasized the country’s support for Iran in regional and global forums, especially in the discussion of human rights and peaceful nuclear programs, and Islamabad’s opposition to anti-Iranian sanctions.

General Asim added: There are many capacities for the development of relations between the two countries, especially in the economic sector, and these capacities should be activated.

Congratulating COAS General Munir on his appointment as the new army chief, the ambassador of Iran presented him with the warm greetings of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and the Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.

Mr. Hosseini, explaining the growing trend of brotherly relations between the two friendly and neighbouring countries Iran and Pakistan in recent years, expressed confidence in the strengthening of defence, military, and security relations between the two countries.

Both sides discussed the latest regional developments, cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad to establish peace and stability in the region, and also the situation in Afghanistan.

The Iranian ambassador emphasized the importance of exchanging high level military and defense delegations between the two countries in order to strengthen bilateral relations, especially the expansion of security cooperation at the borders and the exploitation of economic capacities at the common borders.

In this meeting, the commander of the Pakistani army wished success and pride for the Islamic Republic of Iran and emphasized the importance of bilateral relations with Iran.