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Iranian and Pakistani military leaders discuss cooperation, Afghanistan

The military chiefs of staff of Iran and Pakistan met near Islamabad and pledged to strengthen ties.
Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri speaks during the the International Conference on the Legal-International Claims of the Holy Defense in the capital Tehran on Feb. 23, 2021.

Iranian and Pakistani military leaders vowed to improved cooperation and discussed Afghanistan on Wednesday. 

Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces, met his Pakistani counterpart Gen. Nadeem Raza in Rawalpindi south of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad. The two delegations expressed a “serious desire” to expand cooperation between the Iranian and Pakistani militaries. They also discussed the situation in neighboring Afghanistan, Iran’s official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. 

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