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PM meets Iran’s Supreme leader; lauds services of President Raisi
May 22, 2024

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif says services of Iranian late President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi for the unity of the Muslim Ummah and for oppressed people of Gaza will always be remembered.

He was talking to Supreme Leader and Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran today.

The Prime Minister expressed condolences over the tragic demise of President Raisi and his companions and termed President Raisi as an exemplary leader, who demonstrated steadfast commitment to serving his nation and people.

Recalling President Raisi's visit to Pakistan in April 2024, the Prime Minister highlighted the significant role of the late Iranian President in further strengthening bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran. He affirmed Pakistan's commitment to continuing the vision of the late Iranian President towards enhancing bilateral trade and bolstering Pakistan-Iran relations.

At this critical juncture, the Prime Minister reiterated solidarity with his Iranian brethren. He reaffirmed Pakistan's determination to fortify the bonds of friendship and brotherhood with the brotherly nation of Iran. The Prime Minister also expressed Pakistan's resolve to further strengthen friendship and brotherly relations with the Iranian government and people.

The Supreme Leader of Iran acknowledged the sentiments expressed by the government and people of Pakistan during this challenging time. He expressed gratitude for the outpouring of emotions and thanked Pakistan for its unwavering support.

He emphasized Iran's commitment to giving utmost importance to its relations with Pakistan and pledged to advance the vision of the late Iranian President Raisi concerning Pakistan-Iran relations.

The Prime Minister also extended an invitation to the Supreme Leader of Iran to visit Pakistan.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Federal Interior Minister Syed Mohsin Naqvi, Federal Minister for Commerce, Jam Kamal Khan, and Federal Minister for Information, Attaullah Tarar, accompanied the Prime Minister during the meeting.