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Prime Minister Imran Khan to meet Ayatollah Khamenei in first visit to Iran

At the invitation of Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will pay an official visit to Iran on 21-22 April 2019 in which he will also meet Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei.
A foreign ministry statement said that it will be the first visit of the Prime Minister to Iran that will include a brief stop-over in Mashhad prior to arriving in Tehran for bilateral talks with the Iranian leader.
‘The Prime Minister will call on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, besides holding detailed consultations with President 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 besides several senior officials.
The Prime Minister will also meet members of the Iranian and Pakistani business community in Iran.
‘Pakistan’s relations with Iran are marked by close historic and cultural linkages and strong people to people exchanges,’ the statement added.
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.

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