Nawaz Sharif meets Ayatollah Khamenei

May 12, 2014

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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, meets Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 12, 2014. — Photo by AP
In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, meets Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 12, 2014. — Photo by AP
A handout picture released by the office of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on May 12, 2014 shows him (R) meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (C) in the presence of Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri (L) in Tehran. — Photo by AFP
A handout picture released by the office of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on May 12, 2014 shows him (R) meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (C) in the presence of Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri (L) in Tehran. — Photo by AFP

TEHRAN: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday met the Supreme Leader of Iran Syed Ali Ayatollah Khamenei in Tehran.

The meeting was also attended by delegation accompanying the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the Pak-Iran relations have historical perspective.

"We both are Muslim countries having the common traditions. These common bonds make our relationship special," Sharif added.

"People of Pakistan as dear to me as people of Iran," said the Supreme Leader of Iran adding that "I will offer special prayers so that relationship between Pakistan and Iran reaches new bounds and heights."

"I have full confidence that the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would further boost the brotherly relations between the two countries," added Ayatollah Khamenei.

The meeting also discussed issues relating to mutual and bilateral interest. Both the leaders agreed that they have to work in unison for development of the region.