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Pakistan Acting Pres. visits Iran embassy to offer condolence

Iran’s ambassador to Pakistan, Reza Amiri Moghaddam, and a group of diplomats welcomed Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani at Iran’s embassy in Islamabad on Tuesday.

During a meeting with Amiri Moghaddam, Gilani expressed his deep sorrow over the tragic passing of Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi and his entourage, including the Foreign Minister.

He stated, “Today, all the people of Pakistan are mourning because Pakistan lost a dear brother and friend.”

The Acting President of Pakistan also signed a book of condolence in honor of the helicopter crash victims.

Following Pakistan’s cabinet approval, the country has announced May 21 as a day of mourning and will fly its flags at half mast to show respect for President Raeisi and his companions, and to express solidarity with Iran, their brother country.

The helicopter carrying President Raeisi and his accompanying delegation crashed on Sunday in the Dizmar forest, nestled between the cities of Varzaqan and Jolfa in East Azarbaijan Province.

It was transporting Raeisi, Amir-Abdollahian, East Azarbaijan Governor Malek Rahmati, Friday Prayers leader of the city of Tabriz Seyyed Mohammad Ali Al-e Hashem, and a member of the president’s bodyguard team Mahdi Mousavi. The helicopter’s pilot, co-pilot, and crew were also among others on board the chopper.

President Raeisi and his accompanying delegation were returning from a ceremony to inaugurate a dam on the Aras River with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.



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