Iranian FM Javad Zarif arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived here on Thursday, marking the first official visit of a country’s diplomat since the new government’s formation.

High-level Pakistani officials received the Iranian dignitary and gave him a warm welcome.

The Foreign Office said that the Iranian FM will meet his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a one-on-one meeting.

Iranian FM Zarif will hold official talks with FM Qureshi, the FO said in a statement.

The Iranian minister is also expected to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that Zarif is “the first foreign dignitary to visit Pakistan since the new government took over”.

Iranian FM Javad Zarif arrives in Pakistan, the first foreign dignitary to visit Pakistan since the new government took over pic.twitter.com/cwdprcdUh0

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