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Asia and Europe must join hands to combat Islamophobia: Fehmida Mirza

BRUSSELS: Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Fehmida Mirza Asia and Europe must join hands to address the issue of Islamophobia, to promote an open, fair, equitable and transparent trading system.

According to a statement released from Brussels,  Fehmida Mirza, who represented Pakistan at the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), focused on the importance of cooperation between Asian and European countries to confront mutual challenges and threats.

The minister suggested that strong International cooperation was a prerequisite to tackle the issues of illicit financial flow and Climate Change under Paris Agreement.

On migration, the minister suggested that the root causes responsible for migration must be addressed and legal migration channels should be opened to avoid any humanitarian crisis.

While stressing upon the importance of connectivity, Fehmida Mirza highlighted the prospects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

To promote regional peace and stability, she said that importance must be given to the long-standing disputes on UN agenda.

“Jammu and Kashmir remain’s the single largest obstacle to durable peace in the region,” she said.

The federal minister reiterated Pakistan’s determination and commitment to play a role for a cleaner, greener, fairer, just and a more prosperous world.

The biennial ASEM Summit was attended by 21 Asian and 30 European nations.

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