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Pakistan, Iran speak border coordination in Islamabad huddle

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The second spherical of the Pakistan-Iran Increased Border Commission was held in Islamabad to search out methods to boost border coordination, the International Office stated on Thursday.

The Pakistani delegation was led by Director General of Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri whereas Iran’s Director Normal of Worldwide Legal Affairs Abbas Bagherpour Ardekani spearheaded their delegation.

The neighbours underscored the necessity to replace border maps in addition to border pillar descriptions and finishing up joint border surveys.

“Throughout the session, the 2 sides held constructive discussions for efficient implementation of current border mechanisms throughout the related frameworks together with Settlement for Administration of Pakistan-Iran border of 1960,” the official assertion stated.

Islamabad and Tehran additionally agreed to bolster mutual cooperation in these areas with either side reaffirming their dedication to expedite opening new border crossing factors.

The HBC is a mechanism for consultations between the 2 nations to debate all border-related points for enhanced coordination at completely different ranges. The primary session of the fee was held in Tehran two years in the past.

The second session was held as a follow-up of the choice taken by the management of the two nations throughout Prime Minister Imran Khan’s go to to Iran in April this yr.

The 2 nations share greater than 900 kilometre-long border.

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