Islamabad (IP) - Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, in a message to the people of Pakistan in the Urdu language, has underlined the religious, cultural, and civilizational commonalities between the two nations as important means to develop and deepen relations between the two countries.

Iran Press/Asia: “I, on behalf of the leader of the Islamic Revolution and the great nation of Iran, express gratitude to the people of Pakistan, who have always defended Islam, Islamic values, the oppressed of Palestine, and right and justice”, Raisi’s posted his message on X media network, according to IRNA.

Commonalities between Iran and Pakistan provide capacities for the development and deepening of relations between the two countries, the Iranian president’s message further included.

Urdu, with mostly Persian alphabets, is Pakistan’s national language that was started developing in the 12th century with the Muslim conquest of India (Pakistan was part of India before 1947) but Persian was displaced by Urdu during the last Mughal rule and with the coming of the colonial rule in India.

Raisi is on a three-day official visit to Pakistan and leading high-level political and economic delegations to boost ties in different fields.

He has already met with several top Pakistani officials, including his counterpart Asif Ali Zardari as well as Prime Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif in Islamabad.

Raisi also addressed a group of scientific, cultural, religious, and economic elites of Pakistan and highlighted deep-rooted commonalities between the two nations.


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