ISLAMABAD: Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Muhammad Mahdi Akhundzada held meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss with the matters of mutual interest. He delivered an invitation letter of Iranian President Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to him and the president accepted his invitation regarding visit of Iran and the dates of his visit will be decided through diplomatic channels.
President Zardari discussed with Akhundzada ways and means to qualitatively strengthen bilateral relations with Iran. Earlier, Akhundzada also called on the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Nawabzada Malik Ahmed Khan and had useful discussions on global, regional and key bilateral issues of mutual interest.
The Pakistani leadership assured the visiting dignitary of vigorous efforts being made for the safe and early recovery of the kidnapped Iranian envoy.-SANA