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Scientific diplomacy needs to be made fortified, result oriented: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said the platform of scientific diplomacy needed to be made strong and result oriented. "Earlier we launched economic diplomacy on directive of the prime minister. Now we have embarked upon the journey of scientific diplomacy," Mehmood Qureshi said while addressing the launch of scientific diplomacy, with the aim to promote contacts with the centers of excellence of science and technology abroad, by the Foreign Office at a high level inter organisational…

‘We’re not in crisis’: New Saudi foreign minister takes the reins

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's new foreign minister struck a note of defiance Friday in the face of international outrage over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, denying the kingdom was in crisis and that his predecessor had been demoted. Ibrahim al-Assaf, a former veteran finance minister who was briefly detained last year in what Riyadh said was an anti-corruption sweep, replaced Adel al-Jubeir as foreign minister in a major government shake-up on Thursday ordered by King Salman. The surprise reshuffle was seen partly as an…

FM says Pakistan, China, Afghanistan’s collective role to frustrate enemies of peace

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said Pakistan, China and Afghanistan would have to collectively foil the designs of enemies of peace in the region. Speaking at the trilateral ministerial dialogue among the three neighbouring countries in Kabul on Saturday, he stressed for bolstering regional cooperation in diverse sectors. Reaffirming commitment to eradication of terrorism, the foreign minister said that better border management between Pakistan and Afghanistan and intelligence sharing…

FM stresses for boosting trade, economic ties amongst regional countries

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday stressed for bolstering trade and economic relations amongst the regional countries. Addressing a ceremony in connection with Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Day in Islamabad, he said the goal could be achieved by improving connectivity through rail, roads, ports and use of latest technology. Highlighting the significance of the ECO, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the organisation gave great importance to the objectives of regional peace and development. He…