ISLAMABAD, June 29: Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, -H.E. Mr. *Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini* called on Minister for Defence *Khawaja Muhammad Asif* here at his office in Islamabad today.
The Defence Minister expressed his appreciation for cordial and fraternal ties nourished by centuries old religious and cultural affinities. He stated the Pakistan is grateful for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s strong and unwavering support for the just struggle of the people of Jammu & Kashmir.
While 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.
Moreover, the Minister for Defence highlighted the importance of regional cooperation in achieving allusive peace in Afghanistan after Taliban takeover of Kabul.
Thus, it’s the need of hour to stand by Afghan people in full support and solidarity. After all these years Afghans need and deserve peace, progress and prosperity, and international community must help them walk firmly on that path.
Ambassador of Iran, H.E. Mr.Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini, appreciated Pakistan’s defence capabilities and opined that two countries have potential for extensive collaboration in the field of defence and for energy cooperation.
Both sides showed satisfaction and intended for collaboration in various areas of common interest, enhancing security, counter terrorism and ensuring regional economic connectivity.-PR