Pakistan pavilion at UAE World Expo manifestation of decades old friendship between two States: FM

FM, Afghan counterpart discuss Afghan peace process

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Dubai- Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi invited on Sunday Afghan Foreign Minister Muhammad Haneef Atmar to Islamabad following the Istanbul conference, scheduled to be held later this month.

The invitation was extended during a telephonic conversation held between the two foreign ministers in Dubai, a day after Qureshi reached UAE on a three-day visit.

During the conversation, the pair also discussed the progress made so far on the Afghan peace process.

FM Qureshi and his counterpart also exchanged felicitations for the month of Ramazan.

Speaking to the Afghan minister, Qureshi maintained that a peaceful, stable Afghanistan was in the interest of Pakistan, adding that the country wished for a reduction in violence in the war-torn country.

 

Qureshi further said that Pakistan is a partner in the efforts for peace in the region and is committed to continue its conciliatory assistance to make Afghanistan peaceful and stable.

The foreign minister hoped that the “Istanbul Process” would help make the Doha Agreement successful in its efforts to establish lasting peace in Afghanistan.

 

The Afghan foreign minister appreciated Pakistan’s continued diplomatic, political and moral support in making the Afghan peace process fruitful, thanking Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood and the Pakistani leadership.

Speaking at an Iftar dinner hosted by Pakistan Business Council in Dubai, Qureshi said it was a matter of satisfaction that despite the ill effects of the global coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan achieved positive results through its economic diplomacy.

 

He said the government with its economic diplomacy has successfully attracted the world towards the business opportunities available in Pakistan.

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The foreign minister assured that welfare and resolution of the problems being faced by expatriate Pakistanis was among the top priorities of the incumbent government.

He said it is a matter of pleasure that a huge number of Pakistanis are residing in the UAE and are playing a positive role in the development and progress of the country.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday visited Pakistan pavilion at World Expo 2020.

On the occasion, Pakistan ambassador to UAE Afzal Mahmood, Pakistan Consul General Dubai Consulate Ahmad Amjad Ali and other senior officials of the embassy also accompanied the foreign minister, said a news release.

The foreign minister, during his visit to expo, said presence of Pakistan pavilion in the international expo being held this year was a manifestation of decade’s old friendship between Pakistan and UAE.

It also showed the enhanced economic ties and bilateral cooperation between the two brotherly countries in different sectors, he observed.

Qureshi expressed his pleasure over the role played by huge number of Pakistani diaspora in the progress and development of UAE.

Pakistan pavilion set up during the world expo covered an area of 3450 square feet.

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