Nawaz to leave for Iran on May 11

Published May 3, 2014
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Amid rapid geo-political developments taking place in the region, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to embark on a visit to Iran.

"Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will pay a two-day official visit to Iran from 11th to 12th of the current month," a diplomatic source told dawn.com

Diplomatic sources added that during the two-day official visit, PM Nawaz would hold official talks with Iranian president Hasan Rouhani at the President's office on May 11.

Bilateral relations, the regional political situation and various protocols would come under discussion, sources said.

Prime Minister Nawaz is also expected to pay a call on Iranian grand spiritual leader Ayatollah Khamenei on May 12.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir and Adviser to the PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz are also expected to accompany the premier on his visit.

Sources said both sides are expected to discuss the Pak-Iran gas pipeline during official level talks.

Furthermore, the situation in Syria, Afghanistan and Middle East would also be discussed between the Pakistani and Iranian leadership.

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