News ID: 272230
Published: 0209 GMT July 30, 2020

Tehran urges Islamabad to firmly prevent acts against Iran’s security

Tehran urges Islamabad to firmly prevent acts against Iran’s security

Iran's First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri urged Pakistan’s government to seriously prevent acts against Iran’s security arguing that promotion of Tehran-Islamabad trade relations requires establishing peace and security in border areas.

Jahangiri made the remarks in a meeting on July 30 with Pakistan's Ambassador in Tehran Rahim Hayat Qureshi, IRNA reported.

Welcoming the growing trend of boosting security in the joint border areas, the senior Iranian official said, "Iran's decisive approach is to prevent any move causing insecurity in Pakistan, and we expect the government of Pakistani to act similarly and avoid any acts against Iran’s security in borders”.

Referring to the importance of strengthening bilateral relations as well as economic cooperation between the two countries, Jahangiri noted, "Prevailing security, peace, friendship and tranquility in joint border areas is the must for development of economic cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad.”

Noting that the coronavirus pandemic has led to implementation of severe restrictions in joint borders all over the globe, Jahangiri stressed that Iran-Pakistan borders were previously closed for the same reason but are presently open noting that the two capitals should avoid closure of their joint borders again by implying strict health protocols in order to help boost trade activities of the private sectors of the two countries.

Iran is ready to promote cooperation with Pakistan in all fields, especially in the field of energy, Jahangiri said, noting that Tehran does not place any restrictions on expanding cooperation with Pakistan or meeting its electricity, gas and oil demands and is also ready to remove obstacles to this end.

Resource: IRNA
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