ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has expressed the desire for enhancing economic relations between Pakistan and Nepal to a level commensurate with the political relationship and the existing goodwill.
Talking to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal Krishna Bahadur Mahara who telephoned him on Monday to congratulate him on assuming charge as the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Qureshi expressed his admiration for the resolve and determination displayed by the Government and people of Nepal, as they rebuilt the Country after the devastating earthquake.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi also appreciated the development of tourism in Nepal, which he stressed was a priority for Pakistan.
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The foreign minister also emphasized Pakistan’s commitment to the principles and objectives of SAARC and its importance for regional development. He expressed the hope that SAARC could be rejuvenated as a vibrant regional organization to build economic synergies and assist in improving the lives of the peoples of South Asia.
Qureshi thanked his Nepalese counterpart for the telephone call and good wishes on his assumption of office.