Iran and Pakistan on Wednesday called for bolstering cooperation during a visit by Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri to the neighboring country.
Baqeri met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad and said the two nations need to foster their cooperation, including in border security, which has been enhanced significantly in recent years.
Khan said Pakistan is committed to further develop relations with Iran, especially in the border, economic, military and security sectors.
Earlier Baqeri held a meeting with Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in the city of Rawalpindi during which the two ranking officers exchanged views on a range of issues including defense ties.
They expressed confidence in the growing trend of military, security and border interactions between Iran and Pakistan in recent years and vowed to advance their contacts, Press TV wrote.
They also reviewed the latest developments in bilateral relations, defense ties and regional developments, including Afghanistan.
Heading a high-ranking military-security delegation, the top Iranian general arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday at the invitation of the Pakistan army chief for a three-day visit. It is Baqeri’s second official visit to Pakistan over the past three years.
He will travel to the Pakistani port city of Karachi to visit military and naval installations.
The Iranian and Pakistani military officials are expected to discuss boosting joint cooperation against terrorism, exchanging training delegates, strengthening border management, exchanging information and expanding defense consultations.