PM Khan’s first Iran visit confirmed amid Pakistan’s bonding with Saudi Arabia

PM Khan’s first Iran visit confirmed amid Pakistan’s bonding with Saudi Arabia
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After reportedly signing agreements with Saudi Arabia worth $20 billion during a visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Pakistan this February, Islamabad is turning towards Riyadh’s regional adversary, Tehran, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry has stated that the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to head to Iran for the first time this month, local media reports.

According to the ministry’s spokesman Mohammad Faisal, the details of the trip have been finalized and will be announced at a later point, as well as the exact date of the two-day visit. 

It is known that Khan is expected to travel to Iran with his country’s ministers of foreign affairs, economy, and environment, as well of National Tourism Coordination Board Chairman Zulfikar Bukhari. According to the Foreign Ministry, the trip has been planned for months, but had been delayed due to various reasons.

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