The fast-changing geopolitical scenario has made Pakistan and Iran rediscover love in each other and builds their future on the old, trusted common bonds of religion and culture, after years of relative estrangement.

Pakistan’s COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa is on a three-day visit to the neighboring Muslim state.

The visit, which appears to be bringing an immediate boost to military ties, is also expected to result in enhanced cooperation in civilian areas.

In his meetings with Iranian civil and military leadership on Monday, General Bajwa termed Pak-Iran border as a border of “Peace and Friendship”, ISPR said in a press statement.

He emphasized better security management at the border so as to deny its exploitation by the terrorists being a common enemy, military’s media wing further said.

Both sides agreed to further the proposals for border’s formalization, it said, quoting Bajwa as saying that Pakistan and Iran were two brotherly neighbors with a shared history, culture, and religion.

The army chief met Iranian Chief of General Staff (CGS) Major General Muhammad Bagheri at the General Staff HQ where he was presented guard of honor and delegation level talks were also held. Gen Bajwa laid a floral wreath at the Martyrs Monument.

The COAS also held meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Presidential Palace.

ISPR said the Iranian leadership thanked the COAS for his visit and acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices and achievements in the war against terror, contributions towards regional peace and the important positive role that Pakistan was playing in this regard.