PM Imran Khan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discuss bilateral relations

PM Imran Khan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discuss bilateral relations

Tehran (Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held talks at the presidential palace in Tehran on Monday.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed bilateral relations, regional issues and ways and means to further bolster their relations in diverse fields.

On his arrival at Sadabad Palace, Prime Minister Imran was presented with an official welcome. National Anthems of both the countries were played on the occasion.

PM Khan will also call on Iranian Supreme leader Seyed Ali Khamenei. He will also meet Pakistani and Iranian business community during this visit.

On Sunday, the prime minister landed at the Tehran International Airport. He was warmly welcomed by Iranian Health Minister Dr Saeed Namaki. A smartly turned out contingent also presented him a static salute.

Prime Minister Imran Khan is accompanied by a delegation comprising Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi, Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Bukhari, Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafarullah Mirza and Special Assistant on Petroleum Nadeem Baber.

Earlier, PM Imran Khan arrived in Mashhad for a brief stop-over on his way to Tehran, where he visited the shrine of Hazrat Imam Raza and offered dua and nawafil.

This is Prime Minister Khan's first official visit to Iran comes days after gunmen shot dead 14 people, including Pakistan Navy personnel, near Ormara in Balochistan on April 18.