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FM Qureshi meets Sudanese Foreign Minister


ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Sudanese Foreign Minister Omar Qamaruddin Ismail on the sidelines of the 47th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in Niamey, Niger.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional issues of common interest.

Foreign Minister Qureshi stated that Pakistan and Sudan enjoyed close fraternal relations based on common faith and similarity of views.

Foreign Minister Qureshi highlighted Africa as an important Continent with 1.3 billion population and 54 countries. Foreign Minister Qureshi also informed about Pakistan’s “Engage Africa” initiative, aimed at developing closer, stronger and cooperative relations with the African Continent.

The two Foreign Ministers also exchanged views on the ways to enhance trade and investment.

The Foreign Minister stressed that there were enormous opportunities between the two countries in various fields, including security, education, health, agriculture.

Both sides agreed to maintain close contact and carry forward the process of strengthening bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.

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