Pakistan, Iran to form high-level mechanism to oversee bilateral cooperation-Xinhua

Pakistan, Iran to form high-level mechanism to oversee bilateral cooperation

Source: Xinhua

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2024-01-29 19:20:45

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan and Iran on Monday agreed to establish a high-level consultative mechanism to oversee the progress in various areas of cooperation between the two countries, including counter-terrorism.

In a joint press briefing held here, Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Pakistani counterpart Jalil Abbas Jilani said that the foreign ministers will lead the mechanism which will meet in Iran and Pakistan alternatively.

Abdollahian said that there had never been any regional conflict between the two countries in the past, and his country respects Pakistan's security and sovereignty.

"I am here in Islamabad, we are here to tell in clear loud words to terrorists that we will not provide them with the opportunity to endanger our common security," he added.

The official said that terrorists have inflicted significant damage on both Pakistan and Iran, but it will not affect the bilateral relations.

Jilani expressed the commitment to strengthen ties through contacts between officials in the bordering areas of Pakistan's Turbat and Iran's Zahedan.

He highlighted the importance of respecting each other's sovereignty and autonomy, emphasizing that terrorism is a shared challenge for both nations.

He added that both countries have agreed to work together to achieve common goals of peace and the well-being of its people.

The ministers also emphasized the need for mutual respect to overcome shared challenges and pledged to make joint social efforts for the betterment of their societies.