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Iranian President Raisi arrives in Pakistan on three-day official go to

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrives on a three-day official go to in Islamabad, Pakistan on April 22, 2024.
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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrived in Islamabad on April 22 on a three-day official go to to satisfy Pakistan’s prime management, the primary by any head of state after the February 8 common elections within the nation.

The X account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs mentioned the Iranian president was accorded a heat welcome on the Islamabad Airport and was acquired by Housing Minister Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Iran Mudassir Tipu.

The Iranian President is accompanied by his partner and a high-level delegation comprising the Foreign Minister and different members of the Cabinet and senior officers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs mentioned.

President Raisi has an in depth programme in Pakistan as he’s scheduled to satisfy President Asif Ali Zardari. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Senate Chairman Yusuf Raza Gilani and Speaker of the National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq.

He may also go to Lahore and Karachi and meet with the provincial management, the Foreign Office mentioned.

According to Radio Pakistan, Mr. Raisi will meet Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at this time whereas there may also be a spherical of delegation-level talks between the 2 international locations.

“Upon arrival at the Prime Minister House, a guard of honour will be presented to the visiting dignitary,” the report mentioned.

The Iranian president and PM Shehbaz will plant a sapling within the Prime Minister’s House on the event of Earth Day, it mentioned, including that they’d additionally attend the signing ceremony of memorandums of understanding between the 2 international locations for cooperation in varied fields.

“The two leaders will participate in a ceremony regarding naming a highway in Islamabad as Iran Avenue. They will also hold a press talk,” Radio Pakistan mentioned, including that the prime minister would additionally host a lunch for the Iranian president and his delegation.

Mr. Raisi is visiting Pakistan months after the cordial ties between the 2 neighbours suffered a setback when Tehran shocked Islamabad by finishing up airstrikes towards alleged militant hideouts within the restive Balochistan province in January.

Pakistan swiftly responded through the use of killer drones and rockets to hold out “precision military strikes” towards what it known as “terrorist hideouts” in Iran’s Siestan-Balochistan province, killing 9 folks.

However, the 2 sides acted quick to restrain tempers by way of diplomatic channels. Mr. Raisi’s go to is anticipated to additional cement their ties.

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