ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – In a first ever visit to Pakistan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Islamabad on Friday on a two-day official visit.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif received him at the airport. Twenty-one gun salute was given to the visiting dignitary upon his arrival.

The Iranian president is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising Ministers, senior officials and businessmen.

During his stay in Islamabad, the Iranian President will hold meetings with President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The leadership will have an exchange of views on strengthening bilateral relations, particularly after lifting of the sanctions on Iran that has opened new avenues for enhancing economic interaction.

Cooperation on regional and international issues of mutual concern will also be discussed.