COAS discusses border mgt with Afghanistan and Iran

By Staff Reporter
Friday – November 13, 2020
RAWALPINDI: The chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa, in his meetings with Afghan ambassador Najibullah Alikhil on Thursday and Iranian foreign minister (FM) Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday, discussed the border management, defence and security cooperation along-with efforts to streamline the border markets.

According to inter services public relations (ISPR) press releases, the Afghan ambassador Alikhil called on the COAS in the garrison city.

COAS general Bajwa welcomed Afghan ambassador Alikhil and expressed hope that his services will help optimise Pakistan-Afghanistan bilateral relations.

During the meeting matters of mutual interest including regional security situation, ongoing Afghan peace process, border management (mgt), defence and security cooperation were discussed.

The two noted the exceptional brotherly relations between both the countries and pledged to further improve the same.

Earlier, Iranian FM Zarif called on the COAS in the garrison city.

During the meeting matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including Afghan reconciliation process, Pakistan-Iran border management and border markets were discussed.

COAS general Bajwa said that enhanced Pakistan-Iran cooperation will have positive impact on regional peace and stability.

Iranian FM Zarif appreciated Pakistan’s positive role for regional stability, especially the Afghan peace process and pledged to keep working for better relations between the two brotherly countries.