TEHRAN (defapress)- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's plane landed in Mashhad International Shahid Hashemi-Nejad Airport in Northeastern Iran on Sunday afternoon.
News ID: 76959
Publish Date: 21April 2019 - 17:21
The Pakistani prime minister was welcomed by provincial officials in Mashhad city. The prime minister is to go on a pilgrimage at the holy shrine of Shiite Islam's eight Imam, Hazrat Ali Ibn-e Moussa Al-Reza, during his several-hour-long visit to the Northeastern Iranian city. Thousands of Pakistani Muslims visit Mashhad each year to visit the holy shrine.
Imran Khan is paying an official visit to Iran on April 21-22, 2019 at the invitation of President Hassan Rouhani. This is the first visit of the Prime Minister to Iran.
Imran Khan is heading a high-ranking delegation consisting of Pakistani minsters and other senior officials.
The premier is due to visit Tehran on Monday to take part in a number of meetings with senior Iranian officials, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and President Rouhani.
Expansion of bilateral economic and political relations as well as enhanced efforts to combat terrorism will be on the agenda of talks.