Pakistan, Romania FMs discuss range of issues on phone

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with his Romanian Counterpart Bogdan Aurescu on Tuesday, and discussed matters relating to Afghanistan.


Views were also exchanged on Pakistan-Romania bilateral cooperation including high-level exchanges, trade and economic as well as defence collaboration.

The Romanian foreign minister profoundly thanked Pakistan for its support in facilitating transit of Romanian nationals and others from Afghanistan.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi assured his Romanian Counterpart of continued cooperation in this regard.

The foreign minister stated that Pakistan considered Romania as an important member of the European Union and a reliable bilateral partner. Both countries had excellent relations.

The two foreign ministers agreed to further deepen bilateral cooperation in all areas of mutual interest through high-level exchanges and promotion of bilateral trade and investments.

Qureshi underlined the importance of holding the Bilateral Political Consultations and convening the Joint Economic Commission’s meeting at the earliest to review the entire gamut of bilateral relations.

The Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu invited Shah Mahmood Qureshi to visit Romania at his earliest convenience.

Qureshi accepted the invitation and invited his Romanian Counterpart to visit Pakistan.

The two Foreign Ministers agreed to remain in close contact.

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