PM Imran to meet Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei, business community

PM Imran to meet Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei, business community

Tehran (Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan will hold talks with the Iranian leadership on bilateral and regional issues today (Monday).

PM Imran, who is in Tehran on a two-day official visit, will call on Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and hold in-depth talks with President Hassan Rouhani.

He will also meet Pakistani and Iranian business community during the visit.

The premier, landed at the Tehran International Airport on Sunday, where 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 is accompanied by a delegation comprising Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak 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, the premier 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.

PM Imran's visit to Iran, the first since he took office last year, comes days after gunmen shot dead 14 people, including Pakistan Navy personnel, near Ormara, Gwadar, which Pakistan said ‘originated from Iran’.