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Pak PM, Iran FM discuss bilateral ties, border guards issue

Islamabad, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met on Wednesday to discuss bilateral ties and the issue of abduction of Iranian border guards.

Iranian FM visited Pakistan to discuss issues of mutual interest with Pakistani officials, including the recovery of abducted Iranian border security guards.

On October 16, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said terrorists had kidnapped the Iranian forces, including local Basij volunteer forces and border guards, near the town of Mirjaveh on the Pakistani border.

During the meeting, both sides agreed to enhance border cooperation to stop the terrorist attacks in the border regions.

The two sides also discussed ways to expand bilateral ties in different areas, especially in energy, regional issues, including Yemen and Afghanistan, and other topics of interest.

Earlier Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had also met with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and discussed bilateral ties and release of Iranian border guards.

Meanwhile, Commander of the Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour had also visited Pakistan to discuss the fate of abducted Iranian border guards.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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