CNN PointISLAMABAD: President of Iran Hassan Rouhani will pay a two-day visit to Pakistan from March 25-26, said a foreign office statement here.

This will be President Rouhani’s first visit to Pakistan as the President of Iran. The Iranian President will be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising Ministers, senior officials and businessmen.

During his stay in Islamabad, the President of Iran will hold meetings with the president and the prime minister of Pakistan.

The leadership will have an exchange of views on strengthening bilateral relations, particularly after lifting of the sanctions on Iran that has opened new avenues for enhancing economic interaction. Cooperation on regional and international issues of mutual concern will also be discussed.

Relations between the two countries are rooted in a long history of mutual trust, based on cultural, linguistic and religious bonds.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had visited Iran in May 2014 and January 2016.