Iran, Pakistan to Boost Military Ties, Jointly Produce Defense Equipment
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The understanding was reached on Monday during formal talks between Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of General Staff Iranian Armed Forces Major General Dr Mohammad Bagheri at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
The top Iranian commander, who is leading a high-powered delegation, also met Foreign Minister Hussain Haroon at the foreign office.
Iranian commander also met with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad on Tuesday, emphasizing the importance of enhancing defense relations with Pakistan, saying the two neighbors are seeking to jointly manufacture defense equipment.
During the talks, the two sides touched on the commonalities between Iran and Pakistan as well as the almost 1000-kilometer border between the neighbors, stressing that Tehran-Islamabad ties should be further enhanced in different areas.
The Iranian general said that during his visit, he had discussed with Pakistani officials topics such as military education, pilot training, military drills and contacts between the two countries’ defense industries.
Iran and Pakistan, he said, are working to jointly build defense products and present them as a joint achievement of Muslim nations.
Additionally on Tuesday, Baqeri sat down with Chief of Pakistani Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi.
The two officials discussed ways to bolster maritime cooperation between Iran and Pakistan and increase joint naval maneuvers.
Baqeri arrived in Pakistan on Monday for an official visit to the country.