FM Qureshi discusses bilateral ties, matters of mutual interests with Togo, Uzbek, Tajik & Kyrgyz counterparts

FM Qureshi underlines cooperation at regional and int’l fora, including in UN, OIC, and SCO & ECO

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Islamabad: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with Uzbek Foreign Minister H.E. Abdulaziz Khafizovich Kamilov, today. The talks covered the entire spectrum of bilateral cooperation, with a special focus on trade and economic relations, and connectivity. Emphasizing the existence of long-standing bonds between the two nations, the two sides reaffirmed the commitment to continue further strengthening bilateral ties.

The Foreign Minister fondly recalled the historic visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Uzbekistan in July 2021 and its substantive outcomes in myriad fields, including trade, education, culture, communication, defense, tourism, and people-to-people contacts.

The Foreign Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for the Trans-Afghan Railway project and assured all possible cooperation for its early realization.

Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored the importance of peace and stability in the region and stressed the need to sustain economic and humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan to avert the looming crisis.

Both sides agreed to remain in touch for working closely towards strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation at regional and international fora, including in UN, OIC, SCO, and ECO.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan, today.

The two sides expressed satisfaction at the steadily growing bilateral ties and exchanged views on further expanding the partnership. The Foreign Minister noted an increased frequency of high-level visits between the two countries and acknowledged holding of political dialogues, reactivation of economic mechanisms, and growing parliamentary ties.

Foreign Minister Qureshi also underlined Pakistan’s “Vision Central Asia” policy that focuses on enhanced and result-oriented engagement with Central Asian countries. He stressed the importance of enhancing trade and economic ties. The Foreign Minister reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the implementation of the flagship CASA-1000 power project.

The two sides were pleased to note the excellent multilateral cooperation at global and regional fora, including in the UN, OIC, SCO, and ECO.

The Foreign Ministers also discussed the economic and humanitarian requirements in Afghanistan and agreed to continue working together in support of sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke with H.E. Professor Robert Dussey, the Foreign Minister of Togo, today. They identified common interests and mutual respect as the core strengths of the Pakistan-Togo partnership.

The Foreign Minister underlined that Pakistan attached importance to further strengthening cordial relations with Togo. He lauded Togo’s positive and substantive contributions to the OIC, AU, UN, and ECOWAS.

The two Foreign Ministers expressed satisfaction over existing levels of bilateral cooperation and discussed ways to expand collaboration in the political, diplomatic, trade, and defense realms.

Foreign Minister Qureshi highlighted the ‘Engage Africa’ policy of the Government and briefed Foreign Minister Dussey on the steps taken by Pakistan to deepen its outreach to the African Continent.

Foreign Minister Dussey appreciated the opportunities provided to young diplomats from Togo to train at the Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad.

The two sides agreed to remain in contact and explore mechanisms for regular engagement between the two countries.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi Tuesday held a telephonic conversation with Kyrgyz counterpart Ruslan Kazakbaev and reviewed growing bilateral ties.

The two foreign ministers also discussed the ways and means to enhance and diversify cooperation in political, trade, investment, education, and cultural fields.

Foreign Minister Qureshi highlighted the importance of high-level contacts, regular parliamentary exchanges, and revitalizing bilateral institutional mechanisms.

He underlined the importance of direct flights and the facilitation of people-to-people contacts.

Both sides agreed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in a befitting manner.

They expressed satisfaction on close collaboration at regional and international fora, including the United Nations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Economic Cooperation Organization and agreed to remain in contact to further strengthen bilateral relations in all areas.

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