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Pakistani PM to embark on Iran visit on April 21

Islamabad, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will pay an official visit to Iran on 2122 April 2019 at the invitation of President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, a foreign ministry statement said on Monday.

This will be the first visit of the Prime Minister to Iran, said the statement.

It said the visit will include a brief stopover in Mashhad before arriving in Tehran for bilateral talks with the Iranian leader.

'The Prime Minister will call on Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, besides holding detailed consultations with President Rouhani,' it added.

According to the statement, the Prime Minister will be accompanied by a highlevel delegation, including Ministers for Finance, Human Rights, Maritime Affairs, InterProvincial Coordination, Adviser 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,' the statement added.

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.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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