FM accentuates to further strengthen Pakistan-US bilateral diplomatic ties

Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and Hungary inaugurated the Hungary-Pakistan Trade & Economic Window and Hungary-Pakistan Business Forum


Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations the United States and is an ally for establishing regional peace and including Afghan peace process.


Talking with US Democrat Tahir Javed in Islamabad today (Thursday), he said the US government is expected to play its effective role in bringing peace in the region, including a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue.


He said Pakistan is focusing on geo-economic priorities and providing facilities to foreign investors including e-visa. He offered US companies to invest in various sectors of Pakistan availing government incentives.


The Foreign Minister congratulated Tahir Javed on receiving the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz from Pakistan and appreciated his efforts to improve Pak-US relations.


Talking on the occasion the Tahir Javed said that the US government is deeply concerned about human rights violations by Indian troops in Kashmir.


They also discussed issues of mutual interest including bilateral relations and economic diplomacy between the two countries during the meeting.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Foreign Minister of Hungary Mr. Peter Szijjarto jointly inaugurated the Hungary-Pakistan Trade and Economic Window (HPTEW) and the first Hungary-Pakistan business forum today. The event was held online.

Foreign Minister Qureshi, in his welcome remarks, underlined the importance Pakistan attached to Hungary, both bilaterally, and within the EU. Focusing specifically on enhancing bilateral trade and economic ties, the Foreign Minister invited Hungarian companies to take advantage of the investor-friendly climate in Pakistan to enter into joint ventures with Pakistani companies, especially in the SEZs under the CPEC. He welcomed Hungarian expertise in the fields of agriculture and food, environment, water resource management, engineering, vocational training and urban planning. Appreciating the improving economic cooperation between Pakistan and Hungarian businesses, despite CoVID-19, the Foreign Minister also highlighted the importance of collaboration in the fight against the pandemic.

The Hungarian Foreign Minister agreed with Foreign Minister Qureshi that boosting linkages in all areas, particularly the economy, trade and enhanced people-to-people exchanges, would lead to fully realizing the economic potential between the two countries. Foreign Minister Szijjarto said that Hungary’s policy of opening towards East would provide a good impetus to Pakistan-Hungary relations.

Foreign Minister Qureshi also extended an invitation to the Hungarian Foreign Minister to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.

The online event was jointly organized by the All Pakistan Business Forum, Hungarian Export Promotion Agency, Embassy of Hungary in Islamabad, and the Pakistan Embassy in Budapest. More than 100 well-reputed Hungarian and Pakistani companies attended the event.


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