Islamabad (Staff Report): National Security Adviser, Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Janjua on Friday met with Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mehdi Honardoost over matters pertaining to enhancement of bilateral relations and issues of security and border management.

The security adviser said that the bilateral ties with Iran is very important for Pakistan and the country is determined to overcome all the obstacles to maintain the ties between the two neighbouring countries.

The adviser also stressed that this is a time for two countries to come further closer instead of drifting away from each other.

Both sides agreed to boost up level of cooperation in multiple areas to strengthen bilateral relations.

The ambassador also discussed the issue Iran is facing about interaction between the banking sectors of the two countries, which is a huge obstacle in enhancing the volume of bilateral trade.

Nasser Janjua ensured the ambassador that concerned authorities will take adequate measures to facilitate trade with Iran through better banking interactions.

The two sides also agreed to improve border management through better coordination and cooperation.