Bilateral Relations

Iran and Pakistan to launch high-level consultative mechanism

by Tasnim News

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Jalil Abbas Jilani unveiled plans for the formation of a high-level consultative mechanism with Iran.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian in Islamabad on Monday, Jilani said the two neighbors have agreed to establish a consultative mechanism at the level of the foreign ministers.

The Pakistani foreign minister said the mechanism will oversee the course of cooperation between the two neighbors.

Expressing Pakistan and Iran’s determination to broaden their political and security relations, Jilani said the two countries have agreed to adopt collective and concerted stances based upon cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

On the joint plans for the war on terrorism, he said the two countries will soon introduce officers coordinating interaction between them.

He also described mutual “respect for the sovereignty” of each other as a principle of cooperation between Pakistan and Iran.

The two neighbors have agreed to broaden cooperation in the economic field and promote welfare in the common border areas, the Pakistani diplomat stated.

For his part, Amirabdollahian said Iran and Pakistan have never had border troubles.

Few countries in the world share as many cultural, historic and geographical commonalities as Iran and Pakistan do, he stated.

Describing Iran and Pakistan as two friendly and brotherly nations whose security is interrelated, Amirabdollahian said they respect each other’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Iran and Pakistan will never allow the terrorists to jeopardize the security of the two nations, he underlined, noting that the terrorists along the border areas are undoubtedly supported by the third countries.

He also lauded Pakistan’s support for the oppressed people of Palestine.

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