ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan and Italy on Thursday agreed to further deepen their bilateral cooperation, and also reaffirmed the excellent cooperation existing between them at the multilateral fora including the United Nations.
In a meeting held at the Foreign Office in Islamabad, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Secretary General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Elisabetta Balloniat agreed to pursue joint ventures in trade and economic spheres through transfer of technology.
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During the meeting, the two sides discussed a wide range of regional and bilateral issues of mutual interest and expressed satisfaction at the current state of relations.
The foreign minister appreciated the longstanding Pakistan-Italy relations and strong institutional mechanisms of cooperation in diverse fields including the political dialogue process.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi emphasized upon the need to enhance high level exchanges and augment cooperation in the spheres of trade, investment, economic development, culture and tourism.
The foreign minister underlined the need for opening channels of legal migration between the two Countries.
The Italian secretary general stated her government’s resolve to strengthen bilateral cooperation in all areas and assured full cooperation on working together with the new government.