Iranian top military commander, Maj.-Gen. Mohammad Baqeri on Tuesday said his country and Pakistan were seeking to jointly manufacture defence equipment, local media reported.
Baqeri, who is the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, made the remarks following a meeting he held with Pakistani President, Mamnoon Hussain, in Islamabad.
According to a local report, Iran and Pakistan are working to jointly make defence products and present them as a joint achievement of the “Muslim nations”.
In the meeting, Hussain and Baqeri underlined the importance of the Tehran-Islamabad ties in different areas, particularly in the defence sector.
Baqeri also held a meeting with Chief of Pakistani Naval Staff Admiral, Zafar Mahmood Abbasi.
“The two sides, during the talks, discussed topics including military education, pilot training, military drills and contacts between the two countries’ defence industries,’’ he added.
On Monday, the Iranian top commander blasted the U.S. for seeking insecurity in the Middle East and is against the restoration of peace to this region.
“America tops the list of countries that seek to create insecurity in the region and is against the restoration of security to the region,’’ he said.
Baqeri arrived in Islamabad on Monday for an official visit at the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa.