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‘Pak, Kazakhstan need to work closely for global peace’

Centreline Report ISLAMABAD, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Wednesday said Pakistan and Kazakhstan were needed to work closely at different fora to ensure peace and stability in the world especially within the region. He said both the countries were members of important international fora including the United Nations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Economic Cooperation Organization. Addressing a ceremony held here in connection with the national day of Kazakhstan, he said the world including Kazakhstan must come forward to help mitigate the sufferings ofRead More

FM Qureshi meets Parliamentarians in Brussels

ISLAMABAD, DEC 8: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met a group of influential Belgian Parliamentarians and Members of the European Parliament (MEP) in Brussels on December 8, 2021. During the meeting, he exchanged views with the Parliamentarians on a broad range of issues, including Pakistan-Belgium and Pakistan-EU relations, and regional and international developments. The Foreign Minister briefed the Parliamentarians on Pakistan’s cordial and friendly relationship with the EU and all its member states, which are manifest in close and frequent engagements. He underscored that Pakistan-EU Strategic Engagement Plan (SEP), signedRead More

PM felicitates new German chancellor Olaf Scholz

ISLAMABAD, DEC 08 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday extended felicitations to the new Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, and said he looked forward to the strengthening of multifaceted partnership. “Warm felicitations to Olaf Scholz on assuming the Office of the Chancellor,” he wrote in a tweet. Imran Khan said, “I look forward to working with Chancellor Scholz on further deepening and strengthening the long-standing multifaceted partnership between Pakistan & Germany”. = DNA =======================

Erdoğan: Turkey ready to play mediate role in Russia-Ukraine tension

ANKARA, DEC 8: Turkey is ready to play the role of mediator, facilitator, or to provide support in any format desired to end the Russia-Ukraine tension with the consent of both sides, the Turkish president said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters on return from Qatar, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey’s hope is that “the tension does not increase further and the stability in the region is preserved.” “We are ready to give our best support to establish a channel of dialogue,” he continued. “With the consent of both sides, we can offer support in facilitation, mediation, or anyRead More

Ambassador Sajjad Haider meets DG National Art Museum of Belarus

MINSK, /DNA/ – Ambassador Sajjad Haider Khan accompanied by DHM Muhammad Abdullah Amin visited the National Art Museum of Belarus and held a meeting with its Director-General Mr. Vladimir Prokoptsov. The Head of the Marketing Department Ms. Svetlana Voropay briefed the Ambassador about the history and ongoing expositions of the museum which was established in 1939.The two sides discussed the possibilities of bilateral cooperation including possibility of holding an Art exhibition of Pakistani Artistes as well as a concert of Pakistani instrumentalists at the premises of the museum during 2022.

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

CANBERRA , DEC 08  : Australia will not send officials to February’s Winter Olympics in Beijing, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, joining a US diplomatic boycott of the Games. Canberra’s decision comes amid “disagreement” with China over a slew of issues that have plunged relations into the most serious crisis since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. Morrison also cited human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Beijing’s freeze on ministerial contact with Australia. “Australia will not step back from the strong position we’ve had standing up for Australia’sRead More