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2nd Round of Pakistan-Iran Higher Border Commission

Pakistan-Iran agrees to further strengthen mutual cooperation in various areas

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Office of the Spokesperson

To discuss all border-related issues for enhanced coordination at different levels, the 2nd Session of Pakistan-Iran Higher Border Commission (HBC) was held in Islamabad on July 18.

During the session, the two sides held constructive discussions for effective implementation of existing border mechanisms within the relevant frameworks, including Agreement for Administration of Pakistan-Iran border of 1960.

They also agreed to further strengthen mutual cooperation in these areas.

Pakistan and Iran enjoy brotherly relations which are deep-rooted in historical, religious, cultural ties and strong people-to-people contacts. The two countries share more than 900km long common border that is described as a border of peace and friendship.

The participants of the session reaffirmed their commitment to expedite opening new border crossing points with mutual understanding.

They emphasized the necessity of updating border maps and border pillar descriptions and carrying out joint border surveys.

The two sides also shared the understating about their effective border management efforts through appropriate measures including physical installations such as fencing.

According to details, the HBC is a mechanism for consultations between the two countries to discuss all border related-issues for enhanced coordination at different levels.

The first session of the Commission was held in Tehran on 17 July 2017. The second session was held on July 18 in follow up of the decision taken by the leadership of the two countries during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Iran in April this year.

Pakistan delegation was led by Director General (Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey) Zahid Hafeez and Iranian delegation was led by Director General of International Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Bagherpour Ardekani. GNP

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