Hassan Rouhani commended Pakistan’s efforts to secure the release the Iranian border guards abducted by Jaish-ul-Adl.
Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his meeting with Prime inister Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has lauded the role of Pakistan to secure the release the Iranian border guards abducted by Jaish-ul-Adl and said that terrorism is a “big and serious” problem in the region.
Hassan Rouhani was of the view that Iran and Pakistan can counter terrorism in cooperation with other regional countries and Arab countries must understand that the presence of terrorist groups will not help peace, stability and the interests of any country or any group.
Rouhani was of the view that Iran and Pakistan are two great Muslim countries that are able to uproot terrorism and violence in the region by inviting other regional states to enhance intelligence, security and operational cooperation.
Mian Nawaz Sharif expressed his views that Pakistan is a grave victim of terrorism that has inflicted “severe blows” to Pakistan’s economy.
Sharif indicated that some foreign powers may be pursuing plans to undermine Tehran-Islamabad ties but his country will continue everlasting relations with Iran.
He emphasized that Iran and Pakistan should have common strategies and mechanisms to counter acts of terror and identify and fight terrorist groups in order to fully establish security in borders.