Iranian President arrives to red carpet welcome on 2-day visit to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The President of Islamic Republic of Iran Dr Hassan Rouhani Friday was accorded red carpet welcome as he arrived here on two-day visit from March 25-26.

At the invitation of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, this is the first visit of Hassan Rouhani to Pakistan as the President of Iran.

As he landed at Nur Khan Airbase, he was received by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, accompanied by his Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid and Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi.

Clad in beautiful traditional dresses, two children presented him bouquet.

A 21-gun salute boomed in the backdrop to herald the arrival of Iranian President who is accompanied by a high level delegation.

Smartly turned out static guards of Pakistan Air Force presented salute to the foreign dignitary.

According to Foreign Office, during his stay in Islamabad, the Iranian President will hold meetings with the President and the Prime Minister and exchange views on strengthening bilateral relations, particularly after lifting of the sanctions on Iran that has opened new avenues for enhancing economic interaction.

Cooperation on regional and international issues of mutual concern will also be discussed.

The visit of Dr. Rouhani will further deepen the existing fraternal ties between the two countries, the Foreign Office added.

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