Top Iranian, Pakistani Generals Meet in Tehran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Highest-ranking military commanders from Iran and Pakistan held a meeting in Tehran to discuss a range of issues, including the common border security and the joint action against terrorism.
Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who has traveled to Iran, held a meeting with Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri in Tehran on Monday evening.
The meeting was held within the framework of defense and security cooperation between Iran and Pakistan, and in regard to the regional developments and situation.
In the gathering, the two senior commanders discussed various issues, including the efforts to ensure border security, combating terrorist groups and illegal border crossings, boosting economic interaction and trade exchange at the border areas, coordination on the major issues of the Muslim world, and promotion of mutual cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad.
In April, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan agreed to set up a joint rapid reaction unit along the common border to combat terrorism.
Iranian military forces along the southeastern border areas are frequently attacked by terrorist groups coming from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In February, a bus carrying IRGC personnel was traveling between the cities of Zahedan and Khash in Sistan and Balouchestan, when it was targeted in a suicide car bomb attack.
Twenty-seven IRGC members were killed and 13 others injured in the attack, claimed by the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group based in Pakistan.