General Raza of CJCSC meets Iranian President and discusses bilateral and strategic cooperation – Pakistan
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCSC), General Nadeem Raza – who is currently in Iran on an official visit, called President Ebrahim Raisi and discussed with him matters of bilateral strategic interest and regional security environment.
According to a statement released Saturday by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the two parties have shown their willingness to initiate significant and lasting cooperation in security and defense between Pakistan and the neighboring country.
General Raza also had separate meetings with Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Gharaei Ashtiani, Chief of the General Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri, Commander-in-Chief of the Corps of Islamic Revolutionary Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, Commander Rear Admiral of the Iranian Navy. Shahram Irani and the Commander of the Iranian Air Force, Brigadier General Hamid Vahedi.
The statement said the dignitaries discussed steps to enhance the level and scope of military engagements between the two countries and pledged to continue forging deeper ties. “Both sides stressed that common borders should be ‘borders of peace and friendship’.”
Meanwhile, Iranian military leaders have praised the professionalism of Pakistan’s armed forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.
Earlier, upon arrival at the General Staff Headquarters, a smartly presented contingent presented a guard of honor to General Raza.
Last month, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also visited Iran. During this visit, he met with the Iranian President and reiterated Pakistan’s strong desire to strengthen bilateral relations with the country.
Bilawal also addressed the issue of the release and transfer of Pakistani prisoners held in Iranian jails.