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Pakistan, Iran committed to promote peace in Afghanistan

Islamabad, President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan and Iran are committed to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan as neighbors, Govt of Pakistan reported

He said this while talking to Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Iran Major General Muhammad Bagheri who called on him in Islamabad on Monday.

President Mamnoon emphasized that Pakistan and Iran 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.

He underscored that Pakistan supports Afghan owned, Afghan led peace and reconciliation process.

Iranian Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces arrived in Pakistani capital, Islamabad on Sunday on an official three-day visit for talks with the country's officials.

The visit is being carried out on the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has emphasized the need to further enhance military to military cooperation between armed forces of Iran and Pakistan.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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