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Iran is looking ahead to work thru with PTI govt: Rouhani

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TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country is looking forward to work closely with the new government in Pakistan to further strengthen bilateral relations.

He was talking to Pakistan’s new Ambassador Riffat Masood, who formally presented her credentials to him in Tehran.

Referring to cultural, religious and historical affinities and commonalities between the two brotherly countries, the Iranian President expressed the hope that Ambassador Riffat Masood would contribute positively in furthering bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran.

The new ambassador is also confident about furthering bilateral ties with Iran, she said on her Twitter account.

Masood is a seasoned diplomat and a dedicated officer of the Foreign Service of Pakistan. Having worked in various countries, including the UK, USA, France, Turkey, India and Norway, the envoy also has a native command of Farsi.

Earlier in January, Dr Asad Majeed also took charge of the office as Pakistan’s 29th Ambassador to the United States in the Washington DC. – NNI

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