PAKISTAN AND IRAN

Pakistan and Iran agree to enhance cooperation in intelligence sharing to combat terrorism

HEADLINE PAKISTAN

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday made a telephone conversation with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as part of his contacts to brief important regional countries and their leadership about the regional situation.

Both leaders reiterated the importance of strengthening bilateral relations.

The Prime Minister expressed his heartfelt condolences on the recent terrorist attack in which 27 Iranian guards were killed.

Both leaders agreed on the need for closer cooperation among the two intelligence agencies in combatting terrorism.

President Rouhani said that Pakistan and Iran were neighbours and brotherly countries linked through centuries of closed historic cultural and people to people linkages and their role would remain central in promoting peace, stability and economic development in this important region.