Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.—AP (File Photo)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Monday departed on a three-day official visit to Cairo where she will meet the top leadership of the newly formed Egyptian government.

During her three days in Cairo, Foreign Minister Khar is scheduled to meet the newly elected President of Egypt Mohammad Morsi as well as other key figures of the Egyptian government. The meetings are aimed at strengthening of ties between the two Muslim countries, while cooperation in other areas will also be discussed.

Mohammad Morsi, a former leader of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood party from which he stood down after his election, became Egypt’s first civilian and democratically elected president a year after former President Hosni Mubarak – who governed Egypt for 30 years – was ousted in a popular uprising.

Foreign Minister Khar’s meeting with President Morsi will mark Islamabad’s first steps at bilateral ties with the newly formed Egyptian government.

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