Iranenvoy, Pakistan defense minister discuss bilateral ties

Islamabad, Oct 12, IRNA – Ambassador of Iran, Mehdi Honardoust met with Pakistan’s defense minister Khurram Dastgir Khan and discussed matters of mutual interest.

The ambassador felicitated Khurram Dastgir on assuming the portfolio of defense minister. He said huge potential of collaboration exists between Pakistan and Iran.

The minister welcomed the dignitary and expressed good wishes for the Iranian political and military leadership.

Khurram Dastgir stressed on the importance of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran, and expressed the hope that bilateral relations would continue to evolve on principles of mutual respect, common interests and understanding each others’ perceptions.

He also highlighted the important role of Pakistan as a stabilizing factor for regional security. He further said that regional cooperation was essential to attain sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan as well as in the region.

The ambassador acknowledged the substantial collaboration, which already existed between the two countries. He said that the overall trend of strengthening relations was positive.

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