Iran, UAE sign deal on border cooperation: report

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-01 23:42:57|Editor: yan
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TEHRAN, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an agreement to promote cooperation on border security, Tasnim news agency reported Thursday.

The deal was signed by Commander of Iran's Border Police Qassem Rezaei and UAE Coast Guard Commander Mohammed Ali Musleh Al-Ahbabi in Tehran on Wednesday, it said.

"The two countries hold regular annual meetings in Tehran and Abu Dhabi, and meet every six months in one of the border control zones at the invitation of one another," said Rezaei.

This meeting was held to boost coordination between the two Muslim neighbors, he said, adding that such meeting would contribute to stronger border security, and facilitate legal border crossings and activities of fishermen.

For his part, the Emirati commander hailed the meeting with the "Iranian friends", describing the agreement as a positive step in fulfilling the interests of the two countries that would promote the common border's security, ease border control, and facilitate the crossings.