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Iranian president to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow on official visit

The Foreign Office (FO) announced that Iranian President Dr. Ebrahim Raisi is scheduled to conduct an official visit to Pakistan from April 22 to April 24. It marks the first visit by a head of state to Pakistan following the February 8 general elections.

Accompanied by his spouse and a high-level delegation including the foreign minister and cabinet members, President Raisi will meet with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, President Asif Ali Zardari, Senate Chairman Yousaf Raza Gillani, and National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq.

Additionally, he will visit Lahore and Karachi to meet with provincial leadership. The agenda includes discussions to bolster Pakistan-Iran ties, focusing on trade, connectivity, energy, agriculture, and people-to-people contacts. The two countries will also address regional and global developments, emphasizing cooperation against terrorism.

The visit underscores the deep-rooted historical, cultural, and religious ties between Pakistan and Iran, aiming to further strengthen bilateral relations. This visit follows tensions sparked by attacks in Panjgur, Balochistan, by Iran and subsequent strikes by Pakistan in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province.

President Zardari had previously emphasized the importance of enhancing information exchange to address shared security challenges during a phone call with President Raisi on April 13.

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