Pakistan, Iran commit to promote economic, defence ties

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 28 (APP): Pakistan and Iran on Wednesday expressed
their commitment to promote their political, economic, defence and
cultural relations as well as close cooperation for unity and solidarity among Islamic countries.
The commitment was expressed during a meeting between visiting
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Admiral Ali
Shamkhani and National Security Adviser Lt Gen (retd) Naseer Khan
Janjua here. Admiral Ali Shamkhani felicitated Lt Gen (retd) Janjua on assumption
of the office of Adviser on National Security and expressed the desire to work closely with him in order to achieve common security objectives.
The two sides exchanged views on evolving regional security situation.
The Adviser congratulated Admiral Shamkhani on successful conclusion
of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which would end
sanctions against Iran.
He also expressed the hope that the ties between the two countries
would further strengthen with the implementation of JCPOA.
He briefed Admiral Shamkhani on Pakistan’s efforts to promote
peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Admiral Shamkhani fondly recalled his previous visits to Pakistan in
various capacities and shared Iran’s perspective on regional security situation.
The two sides agreed to deepen Pakistan-Iran cooperation on various
regional issues including Afghanistan.
The meeting, which was held in a very cordial atmosphere, lasted for
two hours.