RAWALPINDI – Foreign Minister of Iran, Javad Zarif called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Tuesday.

The visiting dignitary appreciated bilateral security engagements during the recent months and measures initiated by both sides to improve Pakistan-Iran border security, said a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations.

The Chief Of Army Staff conveyed that regional peace was dependent upon wider cooperation within West Asia.

“We all need to cooperate to root out transnational security and crimes threat,” General Bajwa said to the Iranian diplomat.

The military’s media wing stated that during the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security and Pakistan-Iran relations came under the discussion.

Suicide Bid Foiled

Iran’s Foreign Minister said on Tuesday that two suicide blast attempts near his country’s border with Pakistan last night were foiled due to efforts from both countries.

“Last night we had two suicide attack attempts from Pakistani territory into Iran. Both of them were foiled and we had excellent cooperation last night from the Pakistani armed forces in order to contain this. We are very happy with the level of cooperation that exists today,” Zarif told Geo News in an interview.

The Iranian foreign minister also reiterated his commitment towards improving relations between the neighboring countries, stressing that Iran would not allow its land to be used for activities against Pakistan.

“We have had conversations and discussions with our Pakistani friends at the highest level. We provided whatever we had and we continue to be ready. We believe that at the highest level there is a clear understanding in Pakistan about the fact that what we stated publically will continue to be the case.” he added.