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Pakistan PM holds talking with Iranian interior minister
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_NA1(43).jpgTEHRAN – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held talks with Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The Pakistani leader said his country is determined to boost ties with neighboring Iran.

He added establishing comprehensive relations with neighboring countries is a top priority of the Islamabad government.

The two sides also exchanged views on security issues in common borders.

For his part, Rahmani Fazli referred to the two countries’ cultural, historical and religious affinities and said Iran considers Pakistan as a friendly country.

Mohammad Hassan Asafari, an MP who sits on the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Iranian Ambassador to Islamabad Alireza Haqiqian, Pakistani prime minister's advisor on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz and some other officials were also present in the meeting.

Rahmani Fazli was accompanied by a high-ranking political and security delegation to Pakistan.

He was scheduled to meet with Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Pakistani Prime Minister's Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army Raheel Sharif on Tuesday.

Iran has documents showing outside elements are behind border incidents

Upon his arrival in Pakistan on Monday, the interior minister said Iran has documents proving that “elements” outside the region support hooligans near Iran’s border with Pakistan and are also behind border incidents.

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.


NA/PA

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