Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Reza Amiri Moghaddam, paid a visit to Pakistan’s Minister for Defence, Lt Gen (retd) Anwar Ali Hyder, at the Ministry of Defence on Thursday. During the meeting, the minister expressed his gratitude for the long-standing, friendly ties rooted in shared religious and cultural bonds between the two nations. He also conveyed Pakistan’s appreciation for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s unwavering support for the just struggle of the people of Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Highlighting the significance of the Joint Border Commission (JBC), the Federal Minister emphasized that Pakistan has taken comprehensive measures in border management to counter terrorism and address security challenges collaboratively.
Furthermore, the minister welcomed the recent reconciliation between Iran and Saudi Arabia, viewing it as a positive step toward promoting peace and stability in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. He also expressed appreciation for China’s mediation efforts in this regard.
Ambassador Reza Amiri Moghaddam praised Pakistan’s defence capabilities and noted the potential for extensive collaboration between the two nations in the defence sector. He highlighted Iran’s capacity to support Pakistan in the energy sector, given its abundance of oil and gas resources.
Both sides expressed satisfaction and a shared intent to collaborate in various areas of mutual interest, with a focus on enhancing security, counter-terrorism measures, regional economic connectivity, trade, and economic activities.
In a separate meeting, the Ambassador of Turkey, Mehmet Pacaci, also called on Minister for Defence Lt Gen (retd) Anwar Ali Hyder. The discussions revolved around the historically close and brotherly relations between Pakistan and Turkey, with the minister expressing Pakistan’s strong commitment to deepening and strengthening its partnership with Turkey across various domains, including defence cooperation, to the fullest extent possible.