ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has underlined the importance of promoting mutual collaboration between Pakistan and Bosnia & Herzegovina through optimal utilization of mechanisms of Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC), Joint Economic Commission (JEC), and Joint Trade Committee (JTC).
In a meeting with the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik Dzaferovic in Islamabad on Wednesday, the foreign minister underlined the fraternal nature of relations between Pakistan and Bosnia & Herzegovina marked by warmth and cordiality.
The minister said that there is remarkable goodwill for the people of Bosnia & Herzegovina among the people of Pakistan. He noted that both the Countries have supported each other in times of need.
During the meeting, views were exchanged on the entire spectrum of Pakistan-Bosnia bilateral cooperation.
It was agreed that a vast potential existed to enhance cooperation between Pakistan and Bosnia & Herzegovina, especially in fields of trade and investment, energy, science & technology, defence industry, education, and people-to-people exchanges.
The foreign minister also offered training at the Foreign Service Academy for the young diplomats from Bosnia & Herzegovina.
The minister expressed condolences on the loss of precious lives in Bosnia & Herzegovina due to COVID-19.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi apprised the Bosnian president of Pakistan’s strategy of ‘smart lockdown’ and Prime Minister Imran Khan’s stress on saving lives, securing livelihoods, and stimulating the economy.
Qureshi briefed Sefik Dzaferovic on the grave human rights situation in IIOJK as well as India’s illegal measures to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory, which was against UN Security Council resolutions, international law, and the 4th Geneva Convention.
The foreign minister thanked the Bosnian president for taking a principled position on the issue.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi also highlighted Pakistan’s positive contribution to the Afghan peace process and reaffirmed support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned leading to an inclusive, broad-based, and comprehensive political settlement.
Both sides appreciated the strong cooperation at the multilateral fora, especially at the UN.
It was agreed to continue such mutual support to each other.