RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Gen Nadeem Raza, who is on an official visit to Islamic Republic of Iran, called on President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran.
According to an ISPR statement on Saturday, matters of bilateral strategic interest and regional security environment, including the strengthening of security and defence cooperation between the two countries, came under discussion during the meeting.
Both sides expressed the desire to initiate meaningful and long-lasting security and defence cooperation between the two countries.
The JCSC chairman also had separate meetings with Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Gharaei Ashtiani, Defence Minister, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, Chief of General Staff, Major General Hossein Salami, Commander-in-Chief Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani, Commander of Iranian Navy and Brigadier General Hamid Vahedi, Commander of Air Force, Iran.
The dignitaries discussed measures to enhance the level and scope of military engagements between both countries and pledged to continue to forge deeper ties. The two sides highlighted that common borders should be `Borders of Peace and Friendship’.
The Iranian military leadership lauded the professionalism of Pakistan armed forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.
Earlier, upon arrival at the General Staff Headquarters, a smartly turned-out contingent presented a guard of honour to Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
Published in Dawn, July 3rd, 2022