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Qureshi discusses issues of bilateral importance with Saudi Counterpart

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NEW YORK: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday.

The two foreign ministers expressed satisfaction at the close cooperation between the two fraternal countries in all spheres including at the United Nations.

They discussed a number of issues of bilateral importance and also exchanged views on the latest situation in Afghanistan.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi underlined that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have historic and deep-rooted fraternal ties which have stood the test of time.

Recalling the visit of the Saudi foreign minister to Pakistan in July 2021, Qureshi stressed on the importance of regular high-level exchanges between the two countries to enhance the growing momentum in bilateral relations.

The foreign minister also apprised his counterpart on the ongoing human rights violations and illegal demographic changes in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi stressed that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was of crucial importance for Pakistan and the region.

The foreign minister added that sustained and positive engagement of the international community was critical for preventing a humanitarian crisis, averting an economic collapse, and supporting long-term development and stability in Afghanistan.

The two foreign ministers agreed to strengthen cooperation in diverse fields and continue close collaboration on all issues of mutual interest.

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