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PR No. 48 SEVENTH ROUND OF BILATERAL POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS BETWEEN PAKISTAN AND EGYPT Islamabad: June 6, 2016

The 7th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Pakistan and Egypt was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo on 31st May 2016. Special Secretary Mr. Mohammad Waheed-Ul-Hasan led the Pakistani team, which included our Ambassador in Cairo as also Director General (UN) at the Ministry. The Egyptian side was led by Assistant Foreign Minister Yasser Mourad.

 

Recalling the traditional bonds of fraternity that linked the peoples of Egypt and Pakistan, the two sides underlined similarity of perception of the two countries on major regional and international issues. The two sides expressed mutual desire to further strengthen the bonds of fraternity and cooperation that benefitted the brotherly peoples of our two countries. The two sides reviewed cooperation in specific areas and agreed upon the need to boost bilateral trade and economic cooperation.

 

The Special Secretary briefed the Egyptian side on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s vision for a ‘Peaceful Neighborhood’ and the efforts being made by Pakistan to promote friendly relations with its neighbors. The Egyptian side also elaborated the facilities in the newly established industrial zones in Egypt and hoped that Pakistani investors would take advantage of the investment opportunities. They also expressed desire to resume direct flights between Pakistan and Egypt.

 

The two sides underlined the need to convene the next session of Joint Ministerial Commission that is due to be held in Islamabad. The Commission provides a platform to identify ways and means to expand and strengthen cooperation in political, economic, social and cultural fields.

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