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President of Iran landed at Nur Khan air-base: Federal Minister Pirzada received him

ISLAMABAD: Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi landed at the Nur Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi, to begin his three-day official visit to Pakistan on Monday.

Federal minister Riaz Hussain Pirzada received the dignitary and his delegation.

The Iranian president is accompanied by his spouse and a high-level delegation comprising the foreign minister, other members of his cabinet, senior officials and a business delegation. 

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrived in Islamabad today on a three-day official visit, commencing from April 22 along with his high level delegation.

This visit marks a significant milestone as it will be the first official visit by a head of state following Pakistan’s general elections. Security has been tightened in Islamabad ahead of the visit of the President of Iran.

Accompanied by a high-level delegation, President Raisi’s entourage will include Iran’s Foreign Minister, other cabinet members, senior officials, and a trade delegation.

President Raisi will hold meetings with Pakistan’s President, Prime Minister, Chairman of the Senate, and Speaker of the National Assembly.

Additionally, he is scheduled to visit Lahore and Karachi, where he will engage with provincial leaders.

Karachi administration has announced holiday on April 23 to welcome Iranian President and his delegation.

The primary focus of the discussions during the visit will be on strengthening bilateral relations and enhancing cooperation in key sectors such as energy, agriculture, and trade.

Both sides aim to explore avenues for mutual benefit and economic growth, with a particular emphasis on expanding trade ties and facilitating investment opportunities.

Furthermore, the agenda includes deliberations on regional and global issues of mutual interest, with a specific emphasis on cooperation in combating terrorism.

Both countries recognize the importance of joint efforts in addressing the common threat of terrorism and extremism, and discussions will center on enhancing bilateral cooperation in this regard.

Among the key topics slated for discussion are security cooperation, the progress of the gas pipeline project, and the exploration of potential free trade agreements.

These discussions underscore the shared commitment of Pakistan and Iran to foster closer ties and address common challenges.

Overall, President Raisi’s visit holds immense significance in further deepening the longstanding and multifaceted relationship between Pakistan and Iran, while also charting a course for enhanced cooperation and collaboration across various domains.

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