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Iranian President Rouhani arrives in Pakistan for ECO Summit


ISLAMABAD: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in Islamabad on a two day official visit to the country. The Iranian President had come to Pakistan on the official invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and will participate in the 13th Summit of the heads of Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO).

The Iranian President was also presented with a guard of honor as the Iranian ambassadors and several federal ministers were also present at the occasion. It is pertinent to mention that the meeting the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization Summit will be held in Islamabad on Wednesday. Moreover, the 22nd Meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of Economic Cooperation Organization has also begun in Islamabad today (Tuesday).

The meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers will approve the Islamabad Declaration to be adopted in the 13th ECO Summit. The foreign Minister of Afghanistan, presidents of Azerbaijan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, PrimeMinisters of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, and Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan are representing their countries at the ECO summit.

The Iranian president was presented a 21-gun-salute on his arrival. A red carpet was rolled out for President Rouhani, while a smartly turned-out contingent of Pakistan Armed Forces presented a guard of honour to him. National anthems of Iran and Pakistan were also played on this occasion.

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