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News number: 9104251312

11:17 | 2012-07-25

Defence

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Pakistan: Defense Cooperation with Iran to Serve Both States' Interests

TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistan underlined the necessity for further cooperation with Iran in military and defense fields, and announced that such cooperation will serve the interests of both countries.



The issue was raised in a meeting between Pakistan Defense Minister Seyed Navid Qamar and Iran's Ambassador to Islamabad Ali Reza Haqiqian, during which the Pakistani minister described mutual cooperation in the field of military and security as good.

He also called for further cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad.

Qamar said bilateral cooperation in different fields is growing and relations are friendly and brotherly.

He added that cooperation of the two countries in the fields of defense and military secures Iran and Pakistan interests in the region and these ties necessitate double interaction and progress.

During the meeting on Tuesday evening, Haqiqian and Qamar also discussed issues of mutual interest and bilateral cooperation in the field of defense.

Haqiqian, for his part, praised Pakistan's role in fighting against terrorism in the region and hard work of armed forces of the country.