Pakistan, Iran agree on need to prevent border violations

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan and Iran have underlined the need for preventing violations of 917-kilometer border between the two Countries.


In the first session of the Pakistan-Iran Higher Border Commission held in Tehran on July 17-18, 2017, Pakistani and the Iranian officials held constructive discussions for effective implementation of existing border mechanisms within the framework of agreement for administration of Pakistan-Iran border of 1960.

In a press release issued in Islamabad on Wednesday, the Foreign Office told that two sides agreed to strengthen coordination and cooperation to effectively address the challenges posed by miscreants including drug smugglers, human trafficking and criminal networks. They also agreed on the need to prevent border violations.

During the talks, Pakistani delegation was led by the Director General (Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mansoor Ahmad Khan while the Iranian delegation was led by the Director General International Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hossein Azar Panahi.

The Inspector General Frontier Corps (IGFC) Southern Command Major General Sardar Tariq Aman and other senior civilian and security officials were also part of Pakistani delegation to the talks.

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