ECO summit: red carpet rolled out for Rouhani

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APP126-28 ISLAMABAD: February 28 – Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt. General (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch welcomes President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani on his arrival to participate in the 13th ECO Summit at the Nur Khan airbase. APP photo by Irfan Mahmood

ISLAMABAD, Feb 28 (APP): President of Iran Hassan Rouhani Tuesday was accorded a very warm welcome on his arrival here to participate in the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit’s meeting.
Federal Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch received the visiting dignitary at the Nur Khan Air Base.
The Iranian foreign minister, ambassadors of Pakistan and Iran
and senior officials were also present.
The Iranian president was presented a 21-gun-salute on
his arrival.
A red carpet was rolled out for President Rouhani, while
a smartly turned-out contingent of Pakistan Armed Forces
presented a guard of honour to him.
National anthems of Iran and Pakistan were also played
on this occasion.