Iran, Bahrain agree to set up security committee

Iran and Bahrain extended on Thursday an agreement previously singed by the two countries for security cooperation.

Iran, Bahrain agree to set up security committee
Iran and Bahrain extended on Thursday an agreement previously singed by the two countries for security cooperation, IRNA news agency reported.

The agreement was originally singed five years ago.

It was extended in a ceremony attended by Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and his Bahraini counterpart Khalid bin Ahmad al-Khalifa.

Based on the agreement, Tehran and Manama would work together to further strengthen security cooperation in such fields as fighting narcotic drugs trafficking, organized crimes and terrorism.

They also agreed to set up a joint security committee.

Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Mottaki said that extension of the agreement for the second time indicated Iran's good ties with Bahrain and other Persian Gulf littoral states.

Meanwhile, Al-Khalifa praised the decision on setting up a joint security committee between the two countries in the future.

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