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Pakistan, Iran agree to enhance anti-terror cooperation

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan and Iran have agreed to enhance cooperation in trade, economy and counter-terrorism.

He stated this while addressing a joint news conference in the federal capital on Wednesday along with visiting Secretary of Supreme National Security Council of Iran Ali Shamkhani.

The adviser added that in view of the region’s security scenario, both countries will work together through closer coordination on controlling existing terrorist threats.

The two sides brought a number of proposals to the table to strengthen cooperation in different areas including defence, energy and communication.

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council is responsible for the Gulf country’s defence and security policies.

Shamkhani is an influential figure in Tehran for being close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

Shamkhani’s agenda for the trip included border security, intelligence-sharing, security cooperation and exploring the prospects of bilateral cooperation after the nuclear-related sanctions are lifted.

Islamabad has been hopeful of reviving a stalled gas pipeline project connecting Iran to energy-starved Pakistan, following the signing of a historic nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

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