COAS telephones chief of Iranian armed forces to discuss border security
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday telephoned Chief of Armed Forces of Iran Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and discussed matters related to border security. According to the press release of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), both the commanders resolved to enhance security measures on either side of the border. The recent terrorist attack on Pakistan security forces near Pak-Iran border which resulted in martyrdom of six security personnel also came under discussion. During the telephonic conversation, COAS Bajwa said that Pakistan has started fencing the border but will require mutual bilateral cooperation to ensure border security and stem smuggling activity which is also used by terrorists and Narco traffickers for covering their movement. The army chief also reiterated Pakistan’s desire for regional peace and stability on basis of mutual respect, non interference and equality. He called for increased exchange of expert delegations to maintain stability and security and prevent terrorist acts along the shared borders. General Bajwa and Maj Gen Baqeri also discussed coronavirus situation and ways to improve border terminals to address such issues.