Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Iran FM to Start 3-Day Visit to Pakistan at Weekend

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Iran’s top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif is set to pay an official visit to Pakistan tomorrow.

In a statement on Saturday, Qassemi said, “Dr. Zarif will start a three-day visit to Islamabad from Sunday at the head of a politico-economic delegation, upon the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart.”

Apart from meeting Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Qasemi said, Zarif will also hold talks with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqba, Parliament Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, and the Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

During the trip, the Iranian foreign minister will discuss ways of broadening Tehran-Islamabad relations in areas of mutual interest, Qassemi said.

The spokesman said the trip also aims to help prepare the ground for boosting economic cooperation between the two countries, particularly their private sector firms.

“A 30-member delegation comprising representatives from commercial and economic sectors will accompany the foreign minister in this trip,” he said.

“Two economic conferences will be held by officials and businesspeople in Islamabad and Karachi, which will be attended and addressed by Dr. Zarif,” he added.

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