PR No. 220 Foreign Minister of Maldives calls on the Prime Minister Islamabad: April 25, 2017.

Foreign Minister of Maldives H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif today in Islamabad.

While warmly welcoming the Foreign Minister of Maldives and his delegation to Pakistan, the Prime Minister stated that Pakistan attaches high importance to its relations with Maldives. Both countries are bound in fraternal ties of common faith, mutual understanding and respect. We need to work for enhancing bilateral trade between the two countries, he stressed.

The Prime Minister added that it was encouraging to note the growing Parliamentary cooperation between Maldives and Pakistan. The visit of our Chairman Senate to Maldives last year, is a testimony of strengthened parliamentary ties.

The Prime Minister said it was Pakistan’s ardent desire to promote peace and cooperation in South Asia for which security and stability are pre-requisites. Pakistan attaches great importance to SAARC and wishes to see it as a vibrant regional organization; and is committed to the principles and objectives of the SAARC Charter.

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim thanked the Prime Minister for warmly welcoming him and delegation members to Pakistan and expressed the hope to further strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.

The meeting was also attended by Advisor to PM Mr. Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant to PM Mr. Tariq Fatemi.