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Iranian President arrives in Islamabad on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani on Friday arrived in Islamabad on a two-day official visit to Pakistan.

Upon arrival he was accorded a warm welcome by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The Iranian President will hold talks with both President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday.

President Mamnoon Hussain will host a luncheon in his honour at President House.

Iranian President is also scheduled to speak at a gathering of Pakistan’s prominent scholars and intellectuals on Saturday.

Dr Hassan Rouhani will also address a press conference before conclusion of his visit.

The Iranian leader is visiting Pakistan at the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The visit is particularly significant in the wake of the lifting of sanctions on Iran that has opened new avenues for enhancing trade and commerce cooperation between the two countries.

This will be Dr Rouhani’s first visit to Pakistan as the president of Iran. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising ministers, senior officials and businessmen.


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