Feb 2, 2019, 2:16 PM
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Iran Pres receives credentials of Pakistan's new envoy

Tehran, Feb 2, IRNA – Iran is looking forward to working closely with the new government in Pakistan to further strengthen bilateral relation, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday when receiving the credentials of the new ambassador of Pakistan Riffat Masood.

While discussing Pakistan-Iran relations with Ambassador Riffat Masood, President Rouhani highlighted the cultural, religious, historical affinities and commonalities between the two brotherly countries, according to a press release from Pakistan Embassy in Tehran received by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

President Rouhani stated that Iran is looking forward to working closely with the new government in Pakistan to further strengthen bilateral relation. He hoped that Ambassador Masood, given her experience in diplomacy and inter-state relations, would contribute positively in furthering bilateral relations between the two countries.

Ambassador Masood is confident that the close, historical ties between the governments and people of the two countries and the prevailing political will on both sides would provide an impetus to bilateral relations that will also augur well for peace and stability in the region.

Ambassador Masood, after formally presenting her credentials to the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday, 2nd February 2019, became Pakistan’s first woman envoy to the Islamic Republic of Iran,

As an experienced diplomat and dedicated officer of the Foreign Service of Pakistan, she has served in several countries, including the UK, USA, France, Turkey, India and Norway. She also has a native command of Farsi.

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