Pakistan, Iran agree to hold joint naval exercise

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TEHRAN – Pakistan and Iran have agreed to hold joint naval exercise in the future to bolster bilateral defense ties.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major-General Mohammad Bagheri stated this while talking to media in Tehran after concluding his visit to Pakistan.

“In addition to increasing intelligence cooperation on fighting terrorism, we agreed to hold joint naval exercises in the future,” chief of Staff was quoted as saying by a Iranian media report.

He said that Pakistan has a special place in the foreign relations of Iran.

“In recent and also previous visits, we have agreed on the need to provide better security at the shared borders, and fortunately, in recent years, significant efforts have been made by both neighbors to create border barriers, control commuting at the shared borders, drug trafficking, human trafficking and countering other elements of insecurity at the borders,” Mehr News quoted General Bagheri as saying.

He said that the shared border between Pakistan and Iran is much safer than the past.

The top general further said that the Iran’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will strengthen its ties with Pakistan and other SCO member countries.

He said that the two sides will engage in coordination immediately in the case of any incident on the border.

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