PM Imran set for first Iran visit on April 21

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is set for his first official visit to Iran on April 21-22, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

He will be travelling to the neighbouring country on the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to bolster bilateral ties.

The prime minister will first have a brief stop-over in Mashhad before leaving for Tehran for bilateral talks with the Iranian leadership.

“The prime minister will call on Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, besides holding detailed consultations with President Rouhani,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.

The PM will be accompanied by a high level delegation including ministers for finance, human rights, maritime affairs and special assistant on overseas Pakistanis among others.

He will also meet members of the Iranian and Pakistani business community during his visit.

“Pakistan’s relations with Iran are marked by close historic and cultural linkages and strong people to people exchanges,” the statement read.