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(2017-10-26) The 6th Round of Pakistan-Poland Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC) was held in Islamabad on 25 October, 2017. The Pakistan side was led by Ambassador Zaheer A. Janjua, Additional Secretary (Europe), while Mr. Marek Magierowski, Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland headed the Polish side.

The two sides undertook a comprehensive review of bilateral ties and discussed ways and means to enhance cooperation in diverse spheres, especially in the fields of economy, trade, commerce, energy, industry, investment, agriculture, Science Technology and Innovation (STI), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), education, culture, defence and parliamentary exchanges.

The two sides also deliberated on the emerging peace and security environment at the regional and global levels. The Additional Secretary briefed on Pakistan’s efforts to reach out to neighbouring countries and reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to constructively contribute towards the promotion of peace and stability in the region. The Polish side was also briefed on the human rights violations of Kashmiricivilians in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The Additional Secretary also apprised the Polish side on Pakistan’s credentials for the membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and emphasized the need for a criteria-based, non-discriminatory approach for new non-NPT states.

Pakistan and Poland closely cooperate on bilateral and multilateral issues. The framework of Bilateral Political Consultations provides a useful platform to review progress in various fields and identify opportunities for future cooperation. The 5th session of BPC was held in Warsaw in April 2014 and next round will be take place in Warsaw in 2018 at mutually convenient dates.

26 October 2017

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