Pakistan, Dutch govts pledge to work on issues of mutual interest
ISLAMABAD: The governments of Pakistan and the Netherlands have agreed to continue working together on issues of mutual interest, ARY News reported.
Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Stef Blok on Friday reiterated his government’s position of disassociation with avowed anti-Islamist politician Geert Wilders’ activities and assured of continued cooperation.
He said this in a telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. This was the second telephonic conversation between the two foreign ministers this week.
The foreign ministers discussed the announcement by the Dutch parliamentarian to call off the blasphemous caricature competition.
Mehmood Qureshi noted that the timely efforts made by the two governments helped in achieving the desired result.
He stressed on the need to work together to raise awareness and limiting the disturbing trend of Islamophobia, incitement to racial and religious hatred, and building bridges among civilizations.