Boosting South Asia Ties

Boosting South Asia Ties Boosting South Asia Ties

Iran's ambassador in Islamabad said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is due in Pakistan today as part of a tour to regional and neighboring countries with a view to giving a boost to bilateral ties with South Asian countries.

During his one-day stay, Zarif is scheduled to meet Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Alireza Haqiqian told IRNA.  

"Meeting with Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan Raza Rabbani are also on the minister's itinerary," noted the ambassador.

Haqiqian said the main objectives of Zarif's trip to the southeastern neighbor are to help "promote bilateral ties, discuss the recent nuclear deal (with major powers) and exchange views on regional developments."

Zarif will also take part in a joint press conference with Sartaj Aziz. It is Zarif's third trip to Islamabad since he took office in August 2013.

 This evening, Zarif will travel to New Delhi to meet with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Sushma Swaraj, among other high-ranking officials. Zarif's visit to India will be followed by two other trips to Syria and Russia.