Defense
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:34
Iran, Iraq to Reinvigorate Border Security
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Iraqi border officails inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase cooperation to strengthen security at the common borders.

The MoU was signed by Colonel Soleiman Bairami, the commander of Sardasht border guards, and General Amid Fakhruddin, the chief of Sulaymaniyah border security forces, in a meeting in the Northwestern Iranian city of Sardasht, West Azarbaijan, on Wednesday.

Based on the agreement, the two sides will enhance cooperation to boost the security of their shared border regions.

During the meeting, they also explored the avenues for tackling the current challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.

The two sides stressed the need to provide the grounds to reopen the border markets with the health protocols in place.

West Azarbaijan province has 967 kilometers of shared borders with Iraq, Turkey, and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

In a relevant development in July, Iran’s Military Attaché to Iraq Mostafa Moradian and Senior Iraqi Lawmaker Mohammed Redha Al-Haidar in a meeting in Baghdad explored avenues for expanding security and defense cooperation.

During the meeting, the two sides underlined the need to implement the already signed military and defense agreements, urging the need to promote further cooperation in these areas.

Al-Haidar, also Head of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi parliament, appreciated Iran’s support for Iraq during that country's fight against ISIL terrorist group, and said that it was an example of brotherliness between Iran and Iraq.

The Iranian military attaché voiced his country's continued support for the Iraqi nation and government.

 

 

 

 

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