Pakistan’s PM Visits Iranian Embassy to Offer Condolences on President Raisi’s Death

Mon May 20 2024
icon-facebook icon-twitter icon-whatsapp

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday visited the Iranian embassy in Islamabad to offer his condolences over the tragic death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his government colleagues, inducing Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, in a helicopter crash in East Azerbaijan province of the country, IRNA news agency reported.

Accompanied by senior Pakistani government officials, PM Shehbaz arrived at the Iranian embassy in Islamabad on Monday afternoon and was welcomed by the Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, Reza Amiri Moghaddam.

During his visit, Prime Minister Sharif also had the opportunity to sign a book opened in memory of the late President Raisi and his martyred colleagues, honoring their legacy and contributions to Iran and the region.

The outpouring of condolences extended beyond governmental channels, with foreign ambassadors in Pakistan and senior political and cultural figures of the country also visiting the Iranian embassy to express their sympathies over the tragic incident.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and the country’s Foreign Ministry had earlier issued statements expressing their sympathy with the people and government of Iran.

Iranian Ambassador Reza Amiri Moghaddam expressed gratitude on behalf of the government and people of Iran, acknowledging the warm support and sympathy extended by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the Pakistani government during these difficult times.

“Iranian Ambassador Reza Amiri Moghaddam tweeted, “On behalf of the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Shehbaz Sharif for attending in the Embassy of Iran to express sympathy and solidarity. My warmest gratitude to the people and the government of Pakistan for their sympathy in these hard times,” the Iranian Ambassador tweeted.

icon-facebook icon-twitter icon-whatsapp