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Pakistan desires to enhance political, economic ties with Romania: Qureshi

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NEW YORK: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Romanian Counterpart Bogdan Aurescu on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly session in New York on Friday.

Recalling their telephone conversation earlier this month, the two foreign ministers exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as on regional and global issues including the situation in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Minister of Romania Bogdan Aurescu thanked Pakistan for assisting with the evacuation of Romanian citizens from Afghanistan.

The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan valued its relations with Romania and desired to enhance the political and economic ties between the two Countries.

The foreign minister underscored the importance of activating the Joint Economic Commission and Pak-Romania Business Council, in addition to holding the next round of Bilateral Political Consultations at the earliest to review the entire spectrum of bilateral relations and explore avenues for furthering cooperation.

Qureshi briefed his Romanian counterpart regarding Pakistan’s perspective on the situation in Afghanistan and the best way forward for ensuring peace and stability in the region. He stressed on the vital importance of sustained international engagement with Afghanistan to prevent a humanitarian and economic crisis.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi handed over to his Romanian Counterpart Bogdan Aurescu the copy of a Dossier documenting India’s grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law as well as of UN Security Council resolutions in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

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