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Iran, Pakistan call for closer defense coop. to boost regional security

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran have called for expansion of defense cooperation aimed at strengthening security and stability in the region.
In a telephone conversation with Defence Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday, his Iranian counterpart Amir Hatami hoped that during the new Pakistani government and under the political will of the leaders of the two nations, Iran and Pakistan would be able to make up for the past shortcomings in bilateral relations, Mehar News Agency reported.
Hatami expressed the confidence that Pakistan, as a major country in the Muslim world, would continue to play a positive role in line with the interests of the Islamic Ummah. The current crises in the region and Muslim countries, particularly in Yemen, have no political solution, but rather, they need to be settled through dialogue and political approaches, said the Iranian Defense Minister.
Hatami further stressed that development of joint cooperation in economic, tradeand defense sectors between Iran and Pakistan would also promote security and stability in the region. Pervez Khattak highlighted the need for expansion of relations between the two countries to further strengthen peace and security in the region. He hoped that the cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad would develop in various fields.– APP