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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…

Foreign minister emphasises stronger bilateral relations with Iran

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has emphasized on strengthening bilateral ties in various fields of mutual interest between Pakistan and Iran. He said this while talking to Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi  who called on him in Islamabad on Monday. Abbas Araghchi  is visiting Pakistan to attend the 10th bilateral political consultative meeting at the foreign secretary level. Read More: Iran ready to collaborate with Pakistan in fight against terrorism During the meeting, the Iranian…

Trend of foreign investment rising in Pakistan: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said the trend of foreign investment into the country was rising. "During the meetings held in our visits abroad the foreign investors also expressed deep interest in investing in Pakistan," he said while talking to Chairman Board of Investment Haroon Sharif who called on him in Islamabad. During the meeting, existing opportunities of investment in various sectors of national economy and the positive trend of foreign investment in Pakistan came under…

All institutions on one page for talks with India: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that all political parties and institutions in the country are on the same page for bilateral talks with India, ARY News reported on Thursday. Talking to Indian journalists who visited the Foreign Ministry after Kartarpur  Border Corridor ceremony, Mr. Qureshi emphasized that Pakistan wanted good relations with all the neighbouring countries. The development of the region is linked with sustainable peace, he added. Mr. Qureshi said both the countries…

Foreign minister holds discussion with veteran foreign policy makers

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday chaired a brainstorming session in Islamabad with the former senior foreign service officers for an exchange on Pakistan's foreign policy issues. The session was attended by the foreign secretary and senior officials of the ministry. A frank and candid discussion was held on Pakistan's relations with key countries. Many valuable inputs and suggestions were made by the participants who bring a wealth of experience in the foreign policy domain. Read More:…

CPEC engine of economic progress for Pakistan, says foreign minister

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday said there was a complete national consensus that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was an engine of economic progress and development for Pakistan. "Chinese also consider Pakistan’s economic stability and this time-tested friendship will further grow irrespective of the political parties at the helms of affairs," he said. FM Qureshi also reiterated Pakistan’s desire for peace and stability in Afghanistan and said it desired China to also play its role in…

Foreign minister seeks economic diplomacy to bring investment in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi on Wednesday said in pursuance of economic diplomacy, the Foreign Office would extend its full cooperation with every ministry to bring investment and generate employment opportunities in Pakistan, ARY News reported. Addressing Pakistani community in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he emphasised the need for economic diplomacy saying we have to invite the Pakistanis to come and invest in their country.  The foreign minister said 80-85,000 Pakistanis,…

FM Qureshi reaches UAE to attend Sir Baniyas Forum

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reached United Arab Emirates (UAE) to represent Pakistan in 9th Sir Baniyas Forum, ARY NEWS reported on Friday. The forum, organized by the UAE ministry of foreign affairs, will have wide participation from foreign ministers of various countries where issues related to Middle East will be discussed. Mr. Qureshi is also scheduled to meet his UAE's counterpart and other officials during his two days' visit focusing the issues of mutual interests between the two…

Pak-China ties should not be seen in context of financial package: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to China has taken bilateral cooperation between China and Pakistan to new heights. "The depth of Pakistan and China relations should not be seen only in the context of financial package. China has agreed in principle to extend an economic relief package to Pakistan," he said while addressing media along with Finance Minister Asad Umar and Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal.  FM Qureshi said China had…

European Parliament’s South Asia delegation calls on foreign minister

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received a delegation of the European Parliament's South Asia delegation, led by its chairperson Jean Lambert at the Foreign Office on Monday. The foreign minister expressed satisfaction at the positive growth in Pakistan-EU relations as well as increase in Parliamentary exchanges. He stressed upon the need for enhancing trade and economic cooperation, in particular to take full benefit of GSP Plus Scheme and building linkages through cultural and educational…