Iran, Pakistan firm in anti-terror fight, Interior Minister says
Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar says the Islamic Republic and Pakistan are determined to uproot terrorism in the region and along common borders and have made major plans in this regard, Press TV reported.
"Terrorists have no right to use Pakistan's territory for sabotage activities and the two countries cooperate in fighting such terrorist activities," Mohammad-Najjar told IRNA on Thursday.
He added that cooperation between Iran and Pakistan could facilitate the establishment of peace and security in the region.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran will try to increase the volume of economic exchanges with Pakistan to USD 10 billion," Mohammad-Najjar further said.
Expressing regret over the recent floods in Pakistan which have killed more than 350 people and affected over 8 million, Mohammad-Najjar said Iran has so far sent USD 100 million in aid to the flood-stricken areas in south Pakistan.
The Iranian minister arrived in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, on an official two-day visit on Wednesday accompanied with heads of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation, Disaster Management Organization as well as his security and international affairs deputies.