Iran, Pakistan to boost anti-terrorism efforts
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli - AP

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Iran and Pakistan are planning to discuss ways of increasing efforts to counter “terrorism” and drug trafficking, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli says.

Speaking ahead of his departure for Islamabad on Monday, Rahmani-Fazli added that he would hold talks with senior Pakistani officials on different issues, particularly border security and the fight against terrorism, Press TV reported.

He added that Iran and Pakistan will not allow anything to limit the expansion of political, economic and cultural relations and emphasized that no factor can undermine mutual ties.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has a strategic, deep and long-term approach to relations between the two countries,” the minister said.

Pointing to the security agreement between Iran and Pakistan, Rahmani-Fazli said the two countries should take steps to increase security along their border; fight drugs and human trafficking as well as smuggling of weapons; and exchange security information

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