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Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan is scheduled to visit Iran heralding a new chapter for further cooperation between the two friendly states.

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal told IRNA that Prime Minister will pay an official visit to Iran in near future but the details of the visit would be announced later.

The visit will take place at a right time when bitter border incidents drew strong protest from Iran holding Pakistani government accountable for failure to ensure border security with Iran.

Analysts say that Iran and Pakistan are two friendly states and can easily remove irritants in bilateral ties through dialogue and regular interaction.

Iran and Pakistan have been enjoying strong brotherly relations since the creation of Pakistan way back in 1947.

Pakistani media reported that Prime Minister Imran Khan would hold formal talks with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and also meet the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

The visit has been due since Imran Khan took over as prime minister last August.

Meanwhile, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was the first top foreign diplomat to visit Pakistan after the new government came into power.

Pakistan has also dispatched a load of over 32 tons humanitarian supplies to flood-hit Iran depicting close ties between the two states.

Earlier Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani had discussed bilateral and security relations in a telephone call.

Imran Khan expressed his heartfelt condolences on the terrorist attack in Sistan-Baluchestan province of Iran on neighborhood with Pakistan which 27 Iranian guards were killed. The two leaders agreed on the need for closer cooperation among the two intelligence agencies to combat terrorism.

In past, Pakistan tried to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia but all those diplomatic efforts failed to achieve the desired results.


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