PM Imran to visit Iran today for regional peace initiative

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Shafaqna Pakistan:Prime Minister Imran Khan would visit Iran today as part of his initiative to promote peace and security in the region.

During the visit, the prime minister would meet with the Iranian leadership, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei and President Dr.Hassan Rouhani, a PM Office statement said.

Besides the issues relating to peace and security in the Gulf, bilateral matters and important regional developments will be discussed during the meetings.

This will be the prime minister’s second visit to Iran this year.

The prime minister had a bilateral meeting with the Iranian president on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly session in New York last month.

Pakistan’s foreign office spokesman, Mohammad Faisal, on Thursday said that Khan might visit Iran and Saudi Arabia.

The Tehran visit comes after Khan last month said US President Donald Trump had asked him to help defuse tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.