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Iran Foreign Minister meets Chief of Army Staff Pakistan


Rawalpindi, 30 January 2024 (TDI): Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Amir Hossein Abdollahian called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Pakistan, General Syed Asim Munir at General Head Quarters on Monday.

Foreign Minister Hossein Abdollahian is on an official visit to Pakistan upon the invitation of Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani. The invitation was extended during a telephone conversation between the Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and Iran. 

Foreign Minister-Chief of Army Staff meeting

During the meeting, both sides reviewed the bilateral ties between the two countries. Realizing the historical, religious, and cultural ties that bind Pakistan and Iran, both sides emphasized on strengthening bilateral ties and fostering greater understanding of each other’s concerns. 

Particularly, Army Chief General Asim Munir underscored the centrality of respecting the sovereignty of other states and their territorial integrity. He termed it as sacrosanct, inviolable, and the most important cardinal of state-to-state relationship. 

Furthermore, both sides while pointing to terrorism as a common threat, stressed that there is a need to tackle it through collaborative efforts, better coordination, and intelligence sharing between the two countries. 

In addition, General Syed Asim Munir emphasized the need for sustained engagement and to utilize the available communication channels between Pakistan and Iran to address the security concerns. 

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Both sides also agreed on operationalizing the mechanism of deployment of military liaison officers in each other’s country at an early date to improve coordination and efficiency of response against common threats. 

Pakistan and Iran affirmed their fraternal bond, intertwining the destinies of both nations. They committed to staying actively involved, preventing any attempts to strain the brotherly relations between the two countries. 

Lastly, both reiterated their commitment to peace, stability, and prosperity in the border region which was identified as an indispensable requirement for the well-being of people living on both sides.

Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul is pursuing BS International Relations from the National University of Modern Languages (NUML). The arenas of diplomacy and foreign policy intrigue him to delve deep into analyzing the broader scenario of global affairs. Besides, the author is also exploring the field of media and journalism.

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