ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Egypt have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in multilateral fields to further strengthen trade and economic ties, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Wednesday. In Cairo, he met with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry.
During the talks, issues of mutual interest including bilateral relations, promotion of bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Egypt in multilateral fields were discussed. Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan considers Egypt as an important country of the Arab world. , Pakistan and Egypt have long-standing fraternal ties based on common religious and cultural values.
He said that Pakistan was committed to further strengthening bilateral relations with Egypt. Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan was engaged in promoting trade with African countries in the light of Prime Minister Imran Khan's vision. The Foreign Minister apprised the Egyptian Foreign Minister of the opportunities available to increase bilateral trade and investment between Pakistan and Egypt.
The Foreign Minister apprised his Egyptian counterpart of the nefarious intentions of the Hindutva government of India against Pakistan and termed it a threat to peace and stability in the region. The two Foreign Ministers agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields to further strengthen trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Egypt. The Foreign Minister thanked his Egyptian counterpart for the warm welcome during his visit to Egypt and accepted his invitation to visit Pakistan.