ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan and Iran would continue efforts for dealing with cross-border challenges and defence cooperation between the two countries will further be strengthened.
He said this while talking to Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Iran Major General Muhammad Hossein Bagheri who called on him in Islamabad.
President emphasized that both the countries enjoy close, cordial and fraternal relations based on a shared faith, culture and history.
He underlined that objective of Gwadar Port project is to enhance connectivity between different countries of the region and this project will be beneficial for the whole region.
The President said as neighbors, both the countries are committed to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan as a stable Afghanistan is in the best interest of the region.
He underscored that Pakistan supports Afghan owned, Afghan led peace and reconciliation process.
Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Iran Major General Mohammad Bagheri also called on Foreign Minister Abdullah Hussain Haroon.
Welcoming the Iranian Chief of Gener Staff, the Foreign Minister said bilateral relations continue to strengthen with regular exchange of visits at various levels during the past few years.
He appreciated the Iranian leadership’s strong and consistent support on the issue of Kashmir.
General Bagheri expressed the confidence that the upcoming elections would usher Pakistan into an era of continued growth under strong leadership.