Pakistan desires to establish strong ties with Gambia


Islamabad (VOM). : Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his counterpart from Gambia, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on the margins of the 48th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers being held in Islamabad.
The two Ministers recalled their fraternal and trust-based ties, anchored in common faith and values. They exchanged views on regional and bilateral issues of mutual interest.

The excellent cooperation, shared perspectives and tradition of mutual support at multilateral fora were highlighted during the interaction. Both sides expressed satisfaction on the current status of their bilateral relationship and shared the common desire and keenness for enhanced engagement.

The Foreign Minister appreciated the recent uptick in bilateral visits and welcomed the visits by Gambian Minister of Interior and Minister of Communication in 2021.

Both Ministers expressed the readiness to conclude MoU for ‘Bilateral Political Consultations’ between the Foreign Ministries, Visa Abolition Agreement, and advance technical cooperation in the sphere of defense.

Welcoming the hosting of the upcoming 15th OIC Summit by Gambia in June 2022, Foreign Minister Qureshi assured Pakistan’s full support and cooperation to Foreign Minister Tangara. The Foreign Minister looked forward to close collaboration and coordination between Pakistan, as the OIC-CFM Chair, and Gambia, as the chair of the OIC Summit.

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