Pak army chief meets Iranian President Rouhani

ANI | Updated: Nov 07, 2017 04:03 IST

Tehran [Iran], November 7 (ANI): Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa held a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his ongoing visit to Iran.

According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Iranian leadership thanked Gen Bajwa for his visit and acknowledged Pakistan's sacrifices and achievements in the war against terrorism, the Dawn reported.

The ISPR is the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces.

General Bajwa also met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Earlier in the day, General Bajwa met Iranian Chief of General Staff (CGS) Major General Muhammad Bagheri and was presented with a guard of honour.

General Bajwa also laid a floral wreath at Martyrs' Monument.

During the meetings with the civil and military leadership of Iran, Gen Bajwa discussed issues related to the geo-strategic environment, defence and security and economic cooperation at bilateral as well as regional level, ISPR said.

Afghan situation, growing threat of ISIS in the region and the Pak-Iran border security also came under discussion, the military's media wing added.

The Iranian leaders agreed to stay engaged for enhanced bilateral cooperation.

Gen Qamar, is on a three-day official visit to Iran. (ANI)