Iran is planning talks with Pakistan on the nuclear agreement between the Islamic republic and six world powers. The leaders of the neighboring countries will also talk about measures to improve their military ties.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Islamabad Thursday to meet with Pakistani officials, Iranian Ambassador Alireza Haqiqian told the state news agency IRNA.
“During his daylong visit to Islamabad, Zarif will meet his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz and the country’s Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif,” Iran's PressTV quoted Haqiqian as saying.
The Iranian minister will also hold talks with the speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, and chairman of the Senate, Mian Raza Rabbani.
Zarif visited Lebanon Tuesday as a part of his second regional trip after the conclusion of the nuclear agreement. Zarif is scheduled to visit Syria Wednesday and then leave for Pakistan. In the coming days, he will also visit India and Russia.
Business Standard reported Zarif would visit India Friday, on the eve of India’s Independence Day. Zarif visit to Pakistan Thursday comes on the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day. The Iranian minister is expected to hold meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In July, Iran reached the conclusion of the nuclear agreement with six world powers including the United States. The text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was finalized in Vienna. Economic sanctions against Iran will be lifted under the JCPOA. In return, the Islamic republic will continue its nuclear program in a peaceful manner.