Iran FM Zarif off to Pakistan

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif heading a politico-economic delegation left Tehran for Pakistan on Sunday.

During his three-day visit, Zarif is scheduled to review issues of mutual interest with top Pakistani officials, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi had earlier said.

Qasemi added that exploring ways for the expansion of economic and trade relations between Tehran and Islamabad, especially between the private sectors in the two neighboring nations, would also be on the agenda.

A 30-member business delegation comprised of representatives from economic, trade and business sectors will accompany Iran’s top diplomat during his stay in Pakistan, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Qasemi said that Zarif would also deliver speeches in two trade gatherings attended by Iranian and Pakistani businessmen and entrepreneurs in Islamabad and Karachi.