Another example of Iran lining up the chess pieces while the president goes to Michigan today to buy student votes.
From Iran Daily:
A Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Pakistan in the coming weeks to attend a tripartite meeting with his counterparts from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific and Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs Abbas Araqchi told IRNA that trilateral cooperation among Tehran, Kabul and Islamabad to secure a lasting peace in Afghanistan would be the main subject of the meeting.
The meeting is expected to be held during the current Iranian month of Bahman (January 21-February 19), Araqchi said referring to an official invitation received by President Ahmadinejad from his Pakistani counterpart.
The official added that the three presidents would also exchange views on major political and economic relations among the three capitals. Meanwhile, Araqchi added that foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan are also to hold a meeting in Nakhchevan, a landlocked exclave of Azerbaijan, to discuss issues of mutual interest.
He added that expansion of Tehran-Istanbul-Baku economic cooperation would be the main topic of discussion by the foreign ministers of the three countries.
Officials of the participating countries are discussing the dates of the two tripartite meetings, Araqchi said. The first foreign ministerial meeting of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan was held in the northwestern Iranian city of Orumiyeh in April 2011.