Iran, Pakistan vow to cooperate for lasting regional peace


Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday held talks with Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua.

The talks were part of Zarif’s meetings with Pakistani officials.

During the meeting, the Pakistani national security advisor touched upon the very good relations between Tehran and Islamabad. He said it is important for Iran and Pakistan to stand by one another and manage issues.

The top Iranian diplomat, in turn, said Tehran stands ready to further enhance relations and cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

The two sides also welcomed closer cooperation to ensure security and further protect borders.

Among other topics on the agenda of the talks were the holding of security-consular commissions, tapping into the potential of Gwadar and Chabahar ports aimed at boosting economic cooperation between the two countries, ways of enhancing banking cooperation, putting the gas pipeline into operation, multilateral cooperation and regional issues, including fighting terrorism, especially the ISIS terror group.

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