Pakistan and Iran agreed to ensure that their soil was not used for terrorism

TEHRAN: Pakistan and Iran have agreed to ensure that their soil was not used by any third party against any of the two countries.

The understanding came at a meeting between Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami in Tehran.

They also agreed to establish hotline communication between the field commanders along Pak-Iran border, fencing by Iran on its side of the border, coordinated border patrolling, intelligence sharing and more frequent interactions between the two countries.

Qamar Javed Bajwa said that with improved special measures by Pakistan on Pak-Afghan border, terrorists were likely to exploit Pak-Iran friendly border and both countries needed to put in efforts to deny its use by them.

The Iranian Defence Minister acknowledged achievements of Pakistan Army in the war against terrorism and expressed his country’s willingness to enhance defense cooperation with Pakistan.

He said Pakistan had a special place in Iranian foreign policy.

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