Pakistani Envoy: Prime Minister Sharif to Visit Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Pakistan’s new ambassador to Tehran said Saturday that his country’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif is planned to pay an official visit to Iran in the near future.

Pakistani Envoy: Prime Minister Sharif to Visit Iran

The precise date of Sharif’s visit to Iran will be determined soon, Noor Muhammad Jadmani, Pakistan’s new ambassador to Tehran, said in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday.

Submitting his letter of credentials to the Iranian president, Jadmani conveyed the Pakistani president and prime minister’s warm greetings to President Rouhani, and expressed Islamabad’s firm determination to broaden trade ties with Tehran, and to boost close cooperation with the Islamic Republic in a bid to fight terrorism.

President Rouhani, for his part, said Tehran is prepared to expand the political and economic relations with its eastern neighbor, adding that Iran seriously cares about stability and security in Pakistan.

He also expressed the hope that bilateral ties between the two Muslim countries would further thrive during the new Pakistani ambassador’s tenure in Iran.

Earlier in December 2013, Nawaz Sahrif held a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Group of Eight Developing Countries, in Islamabad.

During the meeting, Sharif had accepted an invitation extended by Zarif on behalf of President Rouhani to visit Iran in the near future.

The Pakistani prime minister had also noted that Islamabad places strong emphasis on friendly relations with all neighboring countries, including Iran, adding that his country would continue to support all efforts to promote peace and stability in the region.

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