ISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (Asia Free Press): Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi held telephonic conversations with Azeri, Kazakh and Jordanian counterparts, in what they emphasized to deepening bilateral relations further, according to Pakistani media.
During the phone conversation with Azeri counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov, FM Qureshi stressed upon trade and economic linkages as well as increased cooperation in education and energy sectors, reported APP.
Qureshi appreciated the holding of the 7th Session of the Joint Ministerial Commission in Baku on December 1-2, 2021, and the creation of new Joint Working Groups in the fields of energy, rail and road transport, tourism and sports.
Foreign Minister Qureshi also underscored the importance of regional connectivity and stressed the importance of enhancing direct air links, rail and road connectivity to promote trade and people-to-people contacts.
Referring to Afghan situation, the two top diplomats also discussed peace and stability in the region and reaffirmed commitment to continue supporting initiatives on economic and humanitarian assistance to war-torn Afghanistan.
The two foreign ministers discussed collaboration at regional and international fora and agreed to remain in touch to strengthen joint efforts on matters of mutual interest.
While talking with Kazakh counterpart Mukhtar Tileuberdi, reaffirmed the commitment to enhance bilateral cooperation in all areas leading towards a sustainable partnership.
The FM Qureshi also emphasised the importance of increased bilateral trade and economic cooperation in line with the decisions taken during the last session of Joint Ministerial Commission held in Almaty in November 2021.
Foreign Minister Qureshi also highlighted the vital importance of regional connectivity and the role of Quadrilateral Traffic in Transit Agreement (QTTA) in this regard.
During the conversation with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Al Safadi, they reviewed bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional issues.
It was agreed to intensify efforts to further consolidate and expand bilateral ties. Pakistan and Jordan enjoy close and cordial relations, rooted deep in shared faith and values. The two countries closely collaborate bilaterally, as well as on regional and global issues of mutual interest.