COAS stresses sustained engagement with Iran to address security concerns

Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir has emphasized the need for sustained engagement and utilizing available communication channels between Pakistan and Iran to address security concerns.

He was talking to Iranian Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian, w…

Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir has emphasized the need for sustained engagement and utilizing available communication channels between Pakistan and Iran to address security concerns. He was talking to Iranian Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian, who called on him in Rawalpindi today. The Army Chief underscored the centrality of respecting the other state's sovereignty and territorial integrity, calling it sacrosanct, inviolable and the most important cardinal of state-to-state relationship. The two sides also reiterated their commitment to peace, stability and prosperity in the border region which is as an indispensable requirement for the well-being of the people living on both sides. 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. They observed that terrorism is a common threat that needs to be tackled through collaborative efforts, better coordinatio n and intelligence sharing. The two sides agreed to operationalize 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. They reaffirmed the resolve to remain closely engaged and not allow any spoilers to drive a wedge between the brotherly nations. Source: Radio Pakistan