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Pak PM Imran Khan to embark on maiden Iran visit from April 21

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Khan will embark on his first ever official visit to on April 21 as part of Islamabad's efforts to promote bilateral ties with the neighbouring nation.

The two countries had recently witnessed downward spiral in their relationship after accused of "harbouring terrorists" following a suicide attack in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan-Balochistan, bordering Pakistan, on February 13 that left 27 personnel dead.

and share a nearly 1,000 km border.

According to a (FO) statement, Iranian invited Khan for the visit.

The two-day visit will include a brief stop-over in before arriving in for bilateral talks with the Iranian leadership, it stated.

During his trip, Khan will hold meetings with Iranian supreme leader and Rouhani.

He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including ministers for Finance, Human Rights, Maritime Affairs, Inter-Provincial Coordination, and on Commerce and Task force on Energy, and for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources besides other senior officials.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 22:25 IST