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PM Imran to leave for Iran on April 21

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave on a two-day official visit to Iran on April 21, ARY News reported.

According to Foreign Office, PM Khan is visiting Iran on invitation of the President of the Islamic Iran, Hassan Rouhani. The prime minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including ministers for finance, human rights, maritime affairs, inter-provincial coordination, adviser on commerce, task force on energy and special assistant on overseas Pakistanis and human resources.

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

Read: Pakistan, Iran agree to further strengthen bilateral ties

PM Imran Khan will call on Iranian Supreme Leader Seyed Ali Khamenei, besides holding detailed consultations with President Rouhani. The Prime Minister will also meet members of the Iranian and Pakistani business community during his visit.

The Foreign Office says 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, says the FO.

Last month, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had exchanged views on overall regional situation and recent tensions between Pakistan and India.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Faisal said, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua telephoned Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Syed Abbas Araghchi to discuss matters of mutual interest.

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