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Imran Khan accepts Hassan Rouhani’s invitation to visit Iran

August 8, 2018

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday telephoned PM-elect Imran Khan and felicitated him on the PTI’s victory in July 25 election.

During a telephonic conversion, Mr Rouhani invited Khan to visit Iran and the PTI chairman has accepted the invitation.

However, the visit would be finalized by the foreign ministries of the two countries after the PTI forms government in Islamabad.

Khan told the Iranian president that Pakistan wants to develop a special trade and diplomatic relationship with the neighbouring country.

On August 4, Imran Khan had met Iranian envoy Mehdi Honardost at his Bani Gala residence and told him that Pakistan was ‘ready to play a constructive and positive role between Iran and Saudi Arabia’.

Saudi Arabia and Iran, arch-rivals since the 1979 Iranian revolution, are believed to have been supporting rival groups in Syria and Iraq.


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