Zarif meets Nawaz Sharif, discuses border issues

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday met with Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Wednesday and discussed bilateral relations, border issues and regional security situation.

The foreign minister was accompanied by Governor of Sistan and Baluchestan Ali Osat Hashmi, Deputy Chief of Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Gholam Reza Mehrabi, Iranian Border Guards Commander Brigadier General Qassem Rezaee, Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hussein Zulfaqari and Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoust during the meeting.

Defense Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif, National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua and Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua were also present in the meeting.

Both sides in the meeting have agreed to enhance cooperation between the two countries to solve border issues and stop terrorist activities on border areas.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, for his part, expressed satisfaction over increasing high-level exchanges between the two countries to strengthen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.

He hoped that the two sides will continue to expand economic interaction for promoting mutually beneficial cooperation in the areas of trade and investment.

Earlier Foreign Minister Javad Zarif had met with Interior minister of Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. He will also met Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at Army Headquarters.

Foreign Minister along with a high-level delegation arrived in Islamabad today (Wednesday) on a day-long visit to Pakistan to seek better cooperation of Pakistan on recent border incident.



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