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Congressman Joe Wilson calls on Foreign Minister Qureshi

NEW YORK: Congressman Joe Wilson, a Republican member of the House of Representatives from South Carolina, called on Foreign Minister (FM) Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York.

During the meeting, the Foreign Minister outlined his government’s domestic and foreign policy priorities and apprised the congressman that a major part of the Government’s wide-ranging development agenda was focused on delivering education, jobs and opportunities to the youth.

Foreign Minister Qureshi also shared Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for a peaceful neighborhood, which was critical to achieving the government’s ambitious socio-economic plans for Pakistan. He said Pakistan desired a broad based relationship with the United States – based on mutual trust and respect.

Appreciating Congressional assistance for enhancing Pakistan’s counter-terrorism capacity in the past, the Foreign Minister noted that Pakistan had successfully turned the corner in its fight against terrorism at a great cost of human life and resources.

Congressman Wilson congratulated the Foreign Minister on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) election victory, following a second and historic democratic transition in Pakistan. He emphasized the need for continued cooperation between the two countries for achieving their common objectives in the region.

The Foreign Minister said the support of young Pakistanis had played a major role in the election victory of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Congressman Wilson serves on both the House Foreign Affairs and the House Armed Services Committees.

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