Pakistan Promises Full Security at Borders with Iran

Iranian Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel said that during his sojourn in Pakistan, officials of that country promised to counter insecurities along shared borders with Iran’s Sistan and Balouchestan province. Speaking to reporters upon his arrival from a 3-day visit to Pakistan here in Tehran on Saturday, Haddad Adel also said Pakistani officials have stressed that they would make optimum efforts to prevent any border insecurities.

According to him, Pakistani officials said that undesirable incidents and unrests at that country’s shared borders with Sistan and Balouchestan province of Iran were not favored by the Pakistani people and government and had happened due to the particular conditions existing along the borders.

“They also stressed that even incidental and occasional cases of unrest should be prevented through Iran-Pakistan cooperation,” the Iranian chief legislative official continued.

Elsewhere, he said that during his meetings with the Pakistani president, prime minister and chairmen of the Senate and House of Representatives, the two sides have discussed bilateral ties in the political, economic and cultural spheres. Haddad Adel viewed his talks with Islamabad officials as very useful.

The chief lawmaker also stated that the two countries mainly share very similar views and stances on different issues.

He also pointed to his talks with Pakistani officials about the Iran-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline, also known as ‘The Peace Pipeline’, and said that all the three states are in consensus over the project.

“Upon his return from New Delhi, Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said that he had had positive talks with his Indian counterpart about the issue,” Haddad Adel mentioned.

He further pointed to Pakistan’s stance on Iran’s nuclear activities, and said, “As before, Pakistan stresses Iran’s inalienable right to access nuclear energy.”

The parliament speaker viewed his visit to Pakistan as positive and fruitful, and expressed the hope that the visit would leave remarkable effects on the expansion and development of Iran’s ties with the Muslim and brother country of Pakistan.

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