Iran FM Zarif arrives in Islamabad

August 30, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif arrived in Islamabad on Thursday evening to hold talks with Pakistani leadership on bilateral relations and regional situation.

High-ranking Pakistani officials and Iranian ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost received Zarif upon his arrival at Nur Khan Airbase of Islamabad.

This would be the first visit by any foreign dignitary after the formation of the new government in Pakistan.

It is worth mentioning that it is Zarif’s eighth visit to Pakistan since he became Iranian foreign minister in 2013.

The visit will provide Iran and Pakistan with an opportunity to explore ways to expand trade.

During his two-day stay in Pakistan, Zarif is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan, his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Finance Minister Asad Umar.

He will also hold meeting with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani. NNI