President Zardari, Egypt’s Mohammad Morsi discuss bilateral relations

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari and his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi held a one-on-one meeting at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Monday and discussed various issues on bilateral relations , Dispatch News Desk (DND).

Later delegation level talks began between the two countries focusing on bilateral relations‚ regional situation and international issues of mutual importance.

Earlier in the day, President Mohamed Morsi arrived in Islamabad on the invitation extended by President Asif Ali Zardari.

Morsi, who is be leading a high-powered delegation, is the first civilian, democratically and freely elected president of Egypt to visit Pakistan.

The last Egyptian president to pay a bilateral visit to Pakistan was the late Gamal Abdel Nasser in the 1960s.

Leaders from both the countries are expected to hold extensive discussions on all areas of bilateral relations, including regional and international issues of mutual interest. They would also be signing a number of agreements.