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Zarif Meets New Pakistan Envoy, PUIC Chief

Zarif Meets New Pakistan  Envoy, PUIC Chief Zarif Meets New Pakistan  Envoy, PUIC Chief

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with the newly-appointed ambassador of Pakistan Riffat Masood and the new secretary general of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States (PUIC). 

In the meeting in Tehran on Tuesday, Riffat Masood submitted her credentials to Zarif, becoming the country’s first woman envoy to Iran.

Riffat Masood is a career diplomat with wide experience  and fluency in the Persian language. She has had diplomatic assignments in Norway, United Kingdom, the United States, Turkey and France.

  PUIC Chief

Separately on Tuesday, Zarif held talks with the new PUIC secretary general Mouhamed Khouraichi Niass.

Zarif and Mouhamed Khouraichi Niass exchanged views about the PUIC’s duty to boost unity and convergence in the Muslim world, Tasnim News Agency reported.  The two sides discussed ways to help resolve the current problems and crises facing the Muslim world.

The PUIC is composed of the parliaments of the OIC member states. It was established in Iran in 1999, with its head office in Tehran.

The organization was inaugurated with the aim of introducing the sublime values of Islam and disseminate it while emphasizing the lofty goals of the faith and  humanism of Islamic civilization, according to its official website.

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