ISLAMABAD: Lieutenant General (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua assumed office of Adviser on National Security and met the visiting Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Admiral Ali Shamkhani in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Both leaders expressed their commitment to promote their political, economic, defence, and cultural relations as well as close cooperation for unity and solidarity among Islamic countries.
Shamkhani felicitated Janjua on assumption of the office and expressed the desire to work closely with him in order to achieve common security objectives.
The two sides also exchanged views on evolving regional security situation.
The Adviser congratulated Shamkhani on successful conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which would end sanctions against Iran.
He also expressed the hope that the ties between the two countries would further strengthen with the implementation of JCPOA.
Janjua briefed Shamkhani on Pakistan’s efforts to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Shamkhani fondly recalled his previous visits to Pakistan in various capacities and shared Iran’s perspective on regional security situation.
The two sides also agreed to deepen Pakistan-Iran cooperation on various regional issues including Afghanistan.