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Fatemi briefs ambassadors on PM Nawaz's Ufa visit

According to a statement by Foreign Office, Syed Tariq Fatemi briefed the ambassadors of P-5 countries, EU, and Deans from various regions including Ambassadors of Argentina, Kazakhstan, Romania, Bangladesh, Thailand and Egypt, on Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Ufa.

SAPM informed the Ambassadors that the decision of granting Pakistan a full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was a welcoming development. In his statement at the Summit, the Prime Minister greatly appreciated the support extended by the member states to Pakistan’s full membership of the Organisation. Pakistan has always made substantive contribution for regional peace, security and development as Observer of SCO, foreign office stated.

The foreign ministry also stated that PM Nawaz’s advisor briefed the envoys on the Prime Minister’s bilateral meetings, on the sidelines of the SCO Summit.

The statement read, “The Prime Minister also held a cordial meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both agreed that India and Pakistan have a collective responsibility to ensure peace and development. To do so, they are prepared to discuss all outstanding issues.”

The Pakistani premier also met Chinese President Xi Jinping, who warmly recalled his recent visit to Pakistan. The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the progress on projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The officials agreed that early and effective implementation of the CPEC was a key priority for both countries, the statement read, FO stated.

According to the foreign ministry, The Prime Minister congratulated the Russian President on the successful conclusion of the Summit. He thanked President Putin for the gracious hospitality extended to the Pakistan delegation. Both the leaders expressed satisfaction at the upward trajectory in the bilateral relations, and agreed to deepen cooperation in all fields of importance.

In his meeting with President Ashraf Ghani, the Prime Minister underscored Pakistan’s strong interest in a stable, peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan. Both sides expressed satisfaction at the increasing cooperation between the two countries in all areas of importance.



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