Pakistan attaches special importance to bilateral ties with UK: FM Qureshi

Pakistan desires to boost bilateral trade and economic relations with all European countries, including Romania, under strategic partnership with European Union.

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ISLAMABAD, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan attaches special importance to its bilateral relations with the United Kingdom and desires a strategic partnership to enhance trade and economic cooperation between both countries. He was talking to British High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr. Christian Turner who called on him in Islamabad on Thursday; the Foreign Minister said the role of 1.6 million Pakistanis diaspora living in the UK is of special significance in strengthening bilateral relations. The British High Commissioner assured his full support for the promotion of bilateral relations between both countries.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi talking to Romanian Ambassador Nicolae Goia in Islamabad on Thursday said Pakistan desires to boost bilateral trade and economic relations with all European countries, including Romania, under a strategic partnership with European Union.

He said Islamabad wants high-level interactions and delegation-level exchange between the two countries for strengthening existing relations.

The Romanian Ambassador assured that he will play his utmost role in further strengthening the bilateral relations of both countries.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed Pakistan’s desire to enhance trade, investment, and people-to-people contacts with Oman.

He was talking to a delegation of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Islamabad today (Thursday).

The Foreign Minister underlined the need for making a functional Pakistan-Oman Joint Business Council.  He said the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry should also participate in trade exhibitions in Pakistan.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan is extending facilitation including that of online visas for the promotion of trade and tourism.  He pointed out that Pakistan has a population of 220 million offers tremendous opportunities to foreign investors.

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