FM Quershi, Kazakh counterpart agreed to further enhance bilateral ties through trade, connectivity, tourism

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Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, MukhtarTileuberdi, for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 48th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Minister in Islamabad. The Foreign Minister recalled the previous meetings with his Kazakh counterpart and took stock of progress on a wide range of bilateral issues. Both Ministers agreed on the need to further enhance bilateral ties in fields of trade, connectivity, tourism, and people-to-people contacts. Foreign Minister Qureshi stressed the importance ofregular exchanges and institutional mechanisms, including the Joint Ministerial Commission, as well aseffective follow-up on their outcomes. He underlined the need to intensify cooperation in the railways and transportation sector. The two Foreign Ministers also discussed regional issues. Foreign Minister Qureshi apprised Foreign Minister Tileuberdi of Pakistan’s perspective including on human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). Both Foreign Ministers reaffirmed the commitment to continue enhancing bilateral cooperation in all areas of mutual interest, including at regional and international forums like UN, OIC, SCO and ECO.

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