Islamabad, 13 June 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will undertake his first official two-day visit to Iran on the 14th of June.

The visit is taking place at the invitation of the Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr. Amir Abdollahian.

During his visit, the Foreign Minister will have a detailed conversation on all issues of mutual concern with his Iranian counterpart. He will also meet with Iran’s President and other dignitaries.

Furthermore, on the 15th of June, the Foreign Minister will pay a visit to Mashhad.

In addition, the two sides will discuss all aspects of bilateral relations during the delegation-level talks, including trade and economic linkages, electricity supply from Iran, border sustenance markets, road and rail connectivity, and Zaireen facilitation.

Moreover, they will discuss the security situation in the region. This will include discussion on developments in Afghanistan and South Asia, as well as the fight against Islamophobia.

The visit of Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to Iran is part of a regular series of high-level meetings between the two countries.

Prior to this the two Foreign Ministers met on the 26th of May in Davos. This meeting took place on the fringes of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Pak-Iran relations:

Pakistan and Iran have strong cooperation ties based on shared geography, cultural affinities, and long-standing people-to-people ties.

Frequent high-level interactions have bolstered these kinship ties. In general, relations between Pakistan and Iran have remained positive.

After Pakistan’s independence, Iran was the first country to recognize it. Pakistan was one of the first countries to recognize the new regime after Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979. At important junctures in their histories, the two countries have backed each other up.

In the year 2022, the two countries will mark the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

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