ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation with the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Raychelle Awuor Omamo on Wednesday.
During the conversation, views were exchanged on wide ranging issues of mutual interest related to bilateral political, trade and economic ties, as well as cooperation at the United Nations and other multilateral fora.
The foreign minister congratulated Ambassador Omama on Kenya’s election to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the term 2021-22.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed the hope that with the Kenyan presence in the Security Council, the promotion of peace and security in Africa and other regions of the world would be strengthened.
Qureshi also recalled the first-ever Pakistan-Africa Trade Development Conference organized in Nairobi in January 2020.
The meeting was part of Pakistan’s ‘Engage Africa’ Initiative in pursuance of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s foreign policy vision of strengthening political-diplomatic linkages, deepening mutually-beneficial trade and economic ties, and expanding cultural and people-to-people exchanges with African nations.
The foreign minister emphasized Pakistan’s commitment to continued collaboration on all of these tracks with Kenya.
The two ministers agreed to remain engaged on issues of common interest, both bilateral and multilateral.