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(2017-02-22) Mr. Sartaj Aziz Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs met Brig. General Hossein Dehgan Minister of Defence and Logistics of Iran, soon after his arrival in Tehran. He was accompanied by Defence Secretary Lt. General Zameerul Hassan Shah. They discussed measures to strengthen security along the Pakistan Iran border and agreed that the Border Security Commission of the two countries will meet soon to ensure that terrorists and smugglers are not able to operate from each other’s territories. During the meeting progress on opening two additional border crossing points at Gabd-Reemdan and Mand-Pishin was also reviewed.

During his brief stay, Mr. Sartaj Aziz also met Mr. JavadZarif, Foreign Minister of Iran. They reviewed regional and global issues with special reference to the situation in Afghanistan. Later, Mr. Zarif hosted a dinner in honour of Mr. Sartaj Aziz.

Mr. Sartaj Aziz returned to Islamabad Wednesday evening.

22 February 2017

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