Pakistan, Iran for fighting common threat posed by Daesh-ISIS, for giving bad name to Islam

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ISLAMABAD, July 27 (APP): Islamabad and Tehran Wednesday called for fighting the common threat posed by Daesh – ISIS, terming it not only a grave threat to the stability of the Muslim countries, but also for giving a bad name to Islam.

The commonality of views emerged at meetings of the
Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Nasir Khan Janjua with his Iranian counterpart and senior Iranian officials during his three-day visit to the neighbouring country.

“Both sides emphasized the need for unity of the Muslim
Ummah and called for early resolution of differences between them through peaceful means, in the larger interest of the Ummah, particularly during these challenging times,” a Joint Statement issued here from the office of the National Security Advisor said.

“In this regard they referred to the need for fighting
against the common threat posed by Daesh/ISIS, which was not only posing a grave threat to the stability of the Muslim countries but also giving a bad name to Islam – a religion of peace.”

The two sides also decided to hold further discussions
on the need for establishing institutional mechanism to
oversee border security and need for setting up a Joint
Commission, keeping in view the importance of the issue.

Pakistan and Iran welcomed the visits of the political,
economic and military officials of the two countries, aimed at further strengthening their bilateral relations.

The Joint Statement issued at the conclusion of visit to
Iran said the two sides also discussed bilateral relations and
counter terrorism efforts for establishment of peace and security in the region.

Janjua visited Tehran on the invitation of Secretary of
the Supreme National Security Council of Iran Ali Shamkhani.

He also met Iranian Minister for Interior Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, International Advisor to the Supreme Leader of Iran Dr Ali Akbar Velayati and Head of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran Commander Mohammad Hossein Baqeri.

“The talks were held in a spirit of cordiality and friendship. They envisaged a shared vision whereby the two countries would work together for a better future of their people,” the statement said.

During the talks the two sides reiterated that their
brotherly relations were rooted in common history, culture and civilization.

“It was noted that the lifting of sanctions on Iran has
opened new avenues for enhancing economic interaction between the two countries,” the Joint Statement said.