Trade cooperation b/w Pakistan, GCC will be finalized soon: FM


Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says trade cooperation between Pakistan and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will be finalized soon.

Talking to the media along with GCC Secretary-General Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al Hajraf in Islamabad today (Wednesday), he said Pakistan desires to develop an economic partnership.

The Foreign Minister expressed the hope that the GCC will further progress in the Presidency of Saudi Arabia.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that he apprised the Secretary-General about grave human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He also informed the Secretary-General about the situation in Afghanistan.

Earlier, in a delegation-level meeting, both sides reviewed GCC-Pakistan cooperation in different sectors.

Speaking on the occasion, Shah Mahmood Qureshi emphasized looking for new avenues of cooperation in diverse fields between Pakistan and GCC countries.

During the meeting, views were also exchanged on gross human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the current humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

Both sides agreed to finalize the joint action plan for Strategic Dialogue 2022-26 aimed at promoting bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and GCC nations in various fields, including security, trade, investment, agriculture and food security, energy, environment, health, culture, and education.


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