|Iranian interior minister visits Pakistan for talks on security deal||
TEHRAN – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli left Tehran for Islamabad on Monday to hold talks with Pakistani officials on implementation of security agreement.
He is planned to hold talks with Pakistani officials about the security agreement to draw up strategies for its implementation.
In February 2013, Iran and Pakistan signed a security agreement according to which both countries are required to cooperate in combat against terrorism and drug smuggling.
On Monday, Rahmani Fazli said Iran and Pakistan enjoy good relationship and nothing impedes the two countries to expand ties.
He added both countries’ officials are determined to develop ties.
Iran considers Pakistan’s security as its own, the minister said, adding that the interior ministries of the two countries to maintain security at common borders.
Jaish al-Adl, a terrorist group, kidnapped five Iranian border guards on February 6 and took them into neighboring Pakistan. Four of the kidnapped were freed in early April. However, the fate of one of the guards remains in mystery as the group claims it executed him.
During his two day visit to Pakistan, Rahmani Fazli, is scheduled to meet with the Pakistani president, prime minister, foreign and interior ministers to discuss bilateral ties and security issues.
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