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Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag to visit Pakistan today

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister of The Netherlands Ms. Sigrid Kaag will arrive in Pakistan on Wednesday on an official visit.

During her visit, the Dutch Foreign Minister will meet the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and exchange views on the evolving situation in Afghanistan. The talks will also cover bilateral matters.

In the backdrop of recent developments in Afghanistan, Pakistan and The Netherlands have been in close contact.

The two foreign ministers had a telephonic conversation on August 21, 2021.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte also exchanged views on the evolving situation in Afghanistan on August 18, 2021.

Pakistan has extended full facilitation to The Netherlands in its efforts for evacuation of diplomatic and other personnel from Afghanistan.

​Pakistan and The Netherlands enjoy close and cordial relations. The Netherlands is one of the largest trading partners of Pakistan in the European Union. A number of Dutch companies have been investing in Pakistan.

​The visit of the Dutch Foreign Minister Ms. Sigrid Kaag will add to the current momentum of high-level exchanges and help further strengthen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.

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