Pakistan’s Prime Minister to visit Iran from Sunday


By Muhammad Luqman

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for Teheran on his first ever visit to neighbouring Iran on April 21.

“ He is paying two-day visit on the invitation of President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani,” Pakistan’s foreign office announced on Monday.

The visit will include a brief stop-over in Mashhad before arriving in Tehran for bilateral talks with the Iranian leadership.

The Prime Minister will call on Iranian Supreme Leader Seyed Ali Khamenei, besides holding detailed consultations with President Rouhani, foreign office announced.

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by a high level delegation including Ministers for Finance, Human Rights, Maritime Affairs, Inter-Provincial Coordination, Advisor on Commerce, Task force on Energy and Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources besides several senior officials. The Prime Minister will also meet members of the Iranian and Pakistani business community in Iran.

Pakistan’s relations with Iran are marked by close historic and cultural linkages and strong people to people exchanges. Pakistan and Iran are also members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The Prime Minister’s visit to Iran will further the close bilateral relationship between the two countries, the foreign office statement concluded.


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