Top Military Leadership of Iran Visits GHQ

CGS Iran Calls on CJCSC
Matters of Mutual Interest, Defence and Security Discussed

Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Islamic Republic of Iran, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Nadeem Raza, at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi on October 13, 2021.
During the meeting, they deliberated upon various areas of mutual interest, bilateral cooperation including defence and security, counter-terrorism, and the prevailing regional environment, particularly with reference to Afghanistan. They dilated upon measures to enhance the level and scope of military engagements between both countries and pledged to continue to forge deeper ties.

Both sides highlighted that the common borders should be “Borders of Peace and Friendship”.
Chairman JCSC said that in pursuit of closer military and strategic cooperation, both countries share a common perception on all national and international issues. The dignitary lauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.
The visit of the Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Islamic Republic of Iran marks a new stage in strengthening the military, defense and security relations between the two brotherly countries, CJCSC added.
Earlier, upon arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters, a smartly turned out tri-services contingent presented Guard of Honor to the visiting dignitary.

CGS Iran Calls on COAS
Matters of Regional Security and Border Management Discussed

Chief of General Staff (CGS) of Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, accompanied by a high level delegation visited GHQ on October 13, 2021. On arrival, the Iranian CGS was presented with a Guard of Honor by a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army. The visiting dignitary laid a floral wreath at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada and prayed for the Martyrs of Pakistan.

Later, the Iranian CGS called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa. During the meeting, a wide range of issues including the Afghanistan situation, regional security and border management, particularly fencing along the Pakistan-Iran border were discussed. Both agreed on further enhancing defence cooperation and working together for regional peace and a unified response to terrorism, which is a common enemy. “Pakistan and Iran are two brotherly countries and our close cooperation is vital for regional peace and stability”, COAS remarked.
During the delegation level meeting, the Iranian delegation was given a comprehensive regional security appraisal and operational update besides briefing on the training regime of Pakistan Army, including collaboration with friendly countries and conduct of various joint military exercises. The Iranian CGS expressed his desire for further strengthening military to military ties particularly in counter-terrorism and training domains.

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