“Watch| Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s Key Pakistan Visit: Understanding its Significance”

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In the midst of rising tensions in the Middle East, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi began his three-day journey to Pakistan on Monday.

Raisi’s three-day visit

After months of cross-border aerial strikes between the two rival nations, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi embarked on his three-day trip to neighboring Pakistan on Monday. Following Iran’s retaliatory strike on Israel earlier this month, tensions in the Middle East have increased during Raisi’s visit to Pakistan.

According to a statement from the foreign office on Sunday, accompanying the Iranian president will be his wife and a high-level delegation including the foreign minister, other cabinet members, senior officials, and a large business delegation.

In addition, the official release stated that Raisi’s visit, which is scheduled for April 22–24, will be “the first trip by any head of state to Pakistan after the general elections in February 2024.”
President Raisi will meet Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Senate Chairman Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, President Asif Ali Zardari, and Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif during the visit. He will also meet Pakistani provincial leaders while in Lahore and Karachi.

Significance of Ebrahim Raisi’s Pakistan visit

Tensions between Iran and Israel have increased at the time of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s visit to Pakistan.  Israel conducted airstrikes on Iran’s Isfahan province where explosions were reported. This followed weeks of previously unheard-of Iranian drone and missile strikes against Israel.  The military action resembling retaliatory strikes by Israel following an alleged Iranian diplomatic mission in Damascus had escalated global concerns.

In the midst of Middle East turmoil, Raisi’s visit to Islamabad aims to cement ties between the two nations. Additionally, Raisi and Sharif will talk about bilateral collaboration in thwarting common terrorist threats as well as regional and global growth.

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Strengthen bilateral relations

An official statement from Iran stated that the visit’s objective is to strengthen bilateral relations while Iran is under U.S. sanctions because of its drone attacks against Israel.
Raisi’s visit to Pakistan occurs months after January airstrikes by Tehran on suspected terrorist targets in the Baluchistan area shocked Islamabad and shook the friendly relations between the two neighbours.

Pakistan swiftly responded by using armed drones and rockets against “terrorist locations” in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province, resulting in the death of 9 individuals.

Although both nations were eager to resolve their relations, it is hoped that Iranian President’s visit to Pakistan will further ease recent tensions between the two countries.

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