Prime Minister Imran Khan are going to pay a two-day official visit to Iran from April 21.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay an official visit to Iran on 21-22 April 2019 on the invitation of President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Excellency Hassan Rouhani. This will be the first visit of the Prime Minister to Iran,” the Foreign Office confirmed on Monday.
Border security issues to be on top of Imran’s agenda in Tehran.
The FO statement said Pak-Iran relations were “marked by close historic and cultural linkages and strong people-to-people exchanges”.
The relations have, however, had a bad patch as well, because of security issues along the border. There was a brief bonhomie in ties after Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa’s unprecedented trip to Iran in November 2017. That could, however, not be sustained for long.
Based on diplomatic sources, border security problems will be on top of PM Khan’s agenda in Tehran.