ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a telephone conversation with his Uzbek Counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov on Thursday, and had a wide-ranging discussion on bilateral matters, the COVID-19 situation, and regional issues.
Talking to the Uzbek foreign minister, Qureshi emphasized the importance of enhanced high-level interaction between Pakistan and Uzbekistan.
To further enhance bilateral cooperation in commerce and trade and other areas, Qureshi proposed to utilize the existing mechanisms and hold meetings of Bilateral Political Consultations and Joint Ministerial Commission on mutually convenient dates.
The foreign minister expressed appreciation for the assistance extended by the government of Uzbekistan to members of the Pakistan Community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both foreign ministers agreed to remain in close contact to provide continuous impetus to bilateral relations and regional cooperation.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated his invitation to the Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov to visit Pakistan.