COAS discusses defence, economic cooperation with Iranian leadership

TEHRAN: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday met Iranian military and civilian leadership and examined issues identified with geo-vital condition, resistance and security and financial participation at reciprocal and also at the local level.

The Army head, amid an official visit to Iran, met Iranian Chief of General Staff (CGS), Major General Muhammad Bagheri at General Staff HQ, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement. The COAS was introduced protect of respect. He also laid wreath at Martyrs Monument. Appointment level talks were held between the two sides. The COAS also held meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at Presidential Palace.

Iranian authority said thanks to the COAS for his visit and recognized Pakistan’s penances and accomplishments in the war against fear, commitments towards local peace and the imperative positive part that Pakistan was playing in such manner. Afghan circumstance, developing danger of ISIS in the district and Pak-Iran fringe security additionally went under talk.

The COAS named Pak-Iran border as border of ‘Peace and Friendship’ and stressed its better security administration in order to deny its abuse by fear based oppressors being a typical foe. Both the sides consented to facilitate the proposition for its formalization.