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(2017-07-19) The first session of the Pakistan-Iran Higher Border Commission was held in Tehran on 17-18 July 2017. Pakistan delegation to the meeting was led by Mr. Mansoor Ahmad Khan, Director General (Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey), Ministry of Foreign Affairs while the Iranian delegation was led by Mr. Hossein Azar Panahi, Director General, International Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The two sides held constructive discussions for effective implementation of existing border mechanisms within the framework of Agreement for Administration of Pakistan-Iran border of 1960. They 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. Pakistan and Iran share 917 km long border.

Pakistan delegation to the talks also included IGFC Southern Command Major Gen. Sardar Tariq Aman and other senior civilian and security officials.

19 July 2017

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