Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost on Thursday called on Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain and discussed cooperation in the field of defence production

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 Pakistan Is Vigilant On Dealing With The Security Position Within Its Borders To Be Able To Assist In The Take Off For CPEC. This Project Can Offer Huge Transit Benefits to Iran: Rana Tanveer Hussain

 

Islamabad-23-06-2016 

Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost on Thursday called on Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain and discussed cooperation in the field defence production.

 “Pakistan is vigilant on dealing with the security position within its borders to be able to assist in the take off for CPEC. This project can offer huge transit benefits to Iran”, said Rana Tanveer Hussain

The two sides brought a number of proposals to the table to strengthen cooperation in different areas including defence, energy and technology. Minister invited Iranian Ambassador to visit Maritime facilities, e.g. KSEW.Both countries agreed to fund 0.2 million for research projects. 

Mehdi Honardoost assured the Minister of his cooperation and said that Iran is keen to further strengthen relations with Pakistan, which are mutually beneficial to the people of both countries. He also revealed that there must be direct flight between Tehran and Islamabad. 

Iran intends to expand economic cooperation with Pakistan, along with increasing regional cooperation and carrying out joint efforts in the fight against extremism and terrorism. 

In May 2014, Iran and Pakistan signed 9 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in a bid to further expand mutual cooperation in various grounds of security.

The MoUs were signed between Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri and Pakistani Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif in Tehran.

According to the MoUs, the two sides agreed to set up a joint committee on border issues. They also agreed to boost cooperation in their fight against terrorism, drug trafficking and money-laundering.