Pakistan thanks Iran for extending strong support for just struggle of IIOJ&K people

ISLAMABAD (Balochistan Times) - Iran Ambassador Reza Amiri Moghaddam called on Minister for Defence Lt Gen (retd) Anwar Ali Hyder at his office in Ministry of Defence on Thursday.

The minister expressed his appreciation for cordial and fraternal ties nourished by centuries old religious and cultural affinities. He stated that Pakistan is grateful for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s strong and unwavering support for the just struggle of the people of Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Expressing the importance of Joint Border commission (JBC) the Federal Minister said that Pakistan has taken all necessary measures in domain of border management and joint efforts in this regard for countering terrorism and dealing with miscreants.

The minister expressed that Pakistan welcome Iran-KSA rapprochement. "It is a positive move for peace and stability in Persian Gulf and Strait of Hurmouz. Chinese mediation is appreciated," he added.

Ambassador of Iran Reza Amiri Moghaddam appreciated Pakistan’s defence capabilities and opined that two countries have potential for extensive collaboration in the field of defence. "Similarly Iran can help Pakistan in energy sector being oil and gas rich country."

Both sides showed satisfaction and intended for collaboration in various areas of common interest, enhancing security, counter terrorism and ensuring regional economic connectivity as well as enhancing trade and economic activity.

Meanwhile, Ambassador of Turkiye Mehmet Pacaci called on Minister for Defence Lt Gen (retd) Anwar Ali Hyder.

The historical and brotherly relations between two countries were discussed. The minister expressed Pakistan’s strong desire to deepen, broaden and strengthen its partnership with Turkey in all fields including defence cooperation to the optimum level.

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