Iran FM Pakistan Visit Aimed at Bolstering Political, Economic Security Cooperation

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian landed in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on Wednesday night, for a three-day official visit.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, he is visiting Islamabad upon an invitation extended by his Pakistani counterpart.

Iran’s top diplomat was welcomed by the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and a delegation of high-ranking officials from the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the airport.

Upon his arrival, Amirabdollahian elaborated on the goals of his trip and said economic negotiations between the two sides had been initiated two days earlier with the presence of an Iranian delegation.

He stressed that he plans to hold broad talks with Pakistan’s senior officials on political and economic issues as well as border security and tourism.

“Considering the diversity of topics in the relations between the two countries and great commonalities between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan, I believe we will witness a new chapter in bilateral ties between the governments of President Ebrahim Raisi and Pakistan’s honorable prime minister (Shehbaz Sharif),” the Iranian foreign minister said.

Besides meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Amirabdollahian is also scheduled to hold talks with Pakistan’s premier, army commander Asim Munir and the speaker of the National Assembly, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

This is Amirabdollahian’s second visit to Pakistan. The top Iranian diplomat traveled to Islamabad in late December 2021 to participate in the emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Afghanistan.

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