Khurram meets Iranian Defence Minister

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ISLAMABAD, Apr 7 (APP):Minister for Defence Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan Saturday met with Iranian Defence Minister General
Amir Hatami in delegation-level talks on the sidelines of the Moscow Security Conference in the Russian capital.

Both Ministers discussed aims, shared by Pakistan and Iran bilaterally as well as internationally, such as
better management of the border, sustainable peace in Afghanistan, stabilizing the Middle East, and violence
perpetrated on Muslims in Palestine, Syria, and Indian Occupied Kashmir, said a press release received here.

The Ministers expressed a shared concern about presence of ISIS in Afghanistan.

Khurram Dastgir Khan observed that Pak-Iran relations have improved substantively since 2014,
when former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited Teheran, followed by reciprocal visits in 2016
and 2017 by President of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

The Ministers reviewed the positive developments since the recent respective visits to Teheran by
Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanvir, Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Bajwa, and
National Security Adviser Gen. (R) Nasir Janjua.

United Nations Undersecretary General for Counterterrorism Vladimir Voronkov and Chairman of the
International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer also called on Minister for Defence Khurram
Dastgir Khan on sidelines of the Moscow Security Conference.

Both dignitaries commended Pakistan’s unprecedented success in eliminating terrorism form its oil
and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s vision of forestalling extremism through youth-employment
schemes.

Defence Minister suggested to Chairman ICRC the physical rehabilitation of civilian victims of terrorism
as a productive project for ICRC to undertake extensively in Pakistan.