ANTALYA, Turkey: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a meeting with his Malaysian Counterpart Hishammuddin Hussein on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) in Turkey on Saturday.
The two foreign ministers exchanged views on a wide range of issues of mutual interest including bilateral ties covering political, trade, and economic matters, as well as cooperation at the United Nations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other multilateral fora.
Pleased to meet FM @HishammuddinH2O & to share our focus on further strengthening our strategic partnership with Malaysia in economy, trade, defence, education and science and technological fields. Also shared appreciation for Govt’s investment of well-being of 🇵🇰 community in 🇲🇾 pic.twitter.com/a8Sse8dvvM
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) June 19, 2021
Shah Mahmood Qureshi emphasized the importance of close cooperation to overcome challenges brought by COVID-19.
Both foreign ministers discussed best practices in this regard.
While emphasizing Pakistan’s commitment to inter-faith harmony, Qureshi briefed his Malaysian Counterpart on Pakistan’s efforts to confront Islamophobia in the world.
Qureshi underscored the need for formulating a common strategy to counter this menace especially at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the United Nations with the support of other countries.
The two foreign ministers agreed on keeping the positive momentum in the political relations, deepening mutually beneficial trade and economic ties, expanding cultural relations, promoting tourism and people-to-people exchanges.
They also agreed to remain engaged on issues of common interest, both bilateral and multilateral.