Pakistan urged Iran to join hands with Pakistan

Laura Christensen
May 4, 2017

He urged Pakistan to push hard for fighting against terrorism and to prosecute and punish perpetrators of an April 26 attack launched from inside Pakistan that killed nine Iranian border guards in Mirjaveh, in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.

Pakistan and Iran agreed on Wednesday to boost border security and revive hotline between border security forces of the two countries.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has described the past sanctions days as very harmful to his country, saying because of the sanctions the country lost huge amounts of money to individuals it trusted.

The two ministers also agreed on effective border management, curbing drug trafficking and checking illegal cross border movement through better coordination, greater intelligence sharing and frequent interactions at the ministerial level.

The two sides were unanimous in their views that they are willing to go an extra mile for furthering Pakistan-Iran cooperation especially in areas of mutual interest and concern. Tremendous bilateral cooperation potential was identified in various fields.

Pakistan has said it will not take part in any action against Muslim countries.

Following the attack, Iran had summoned the Pakistani envoy to protest the attack.

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The ISPR said issues relating to bilateral interest and regional security came under discussion during the meeting.

During his one-day visit to Islamabad, Zarif is also scheduled to meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Parliament Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa.

In the meeting, Nisar said that the relations between Pakistan and Iran have regional importance.

He was talking to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Yokohama Japan.Pakistan's economic achievements are appreciated and ADB would render all assistance for achieving sustainable inclusive higher growth.Speaking on the occasion, Ishaq Dar appreciated the role of ADB in providing development assistance to Pakistan. Iran has alleged that the militants from Pakistani side carried out the attack.

We must join hands to overcome our mutual issues, securing peace and stability for the region and more importantly for the security and economic prosperity of our people, Nisar said.

Expressing his concern about tensions in Pak-India relations over Kashmir, the Minister hoped that the two countries would keep channels of dialogue open.

The assurance was made during a meeting of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar with his Maldivian counterpart on the sidelines of Asian Development Bank "Annual Meeting" in Yokohama Japan.

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