PR No. 82 Islamabad: October 11, 2017

H.E. Mr. Mehdi Honardost, Ambassador of Iran called on Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister for Defence, in his office at Ministry of Defence today. Federal Minister welcomed the dignitary and expressed good wishes for the Iranian political and military leadership.

The Ambassador felicitated the Federal Minister on assuming the portfolio of defense ministry. He emphasized that there exists huge potential of collaboration between Pakistan and Iran.

Federal Minister, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan emphasized on the importance of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran and expressed the hope that Pakistan Iran bilateral relations will continue to evolve on principles of mutual respect, common interests and understanding each other perceptions.

Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Federal Minister also highlighted the important role of Pakistan as a stabilizing factor for regional security. He further said that regional cooperation is essential to attain sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan as well as in the region.

The Ambassador acknowledged the substantial collaboration which already exists between Pakistan and Iranian navies. He further said that the overall trend of strengthening relations is positive.

Federal Minister mentioned that personnel of Armed Forces of both the countries may avail courses in each other’s training institution.