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A 7-member delegation, led by H.E. Elhj Seini Oumarou, the President of the National Assembly of Republic of Niger, was received by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, yesterday.

During the meeting, views were exchanged on a number of issues including bilateral relations, with a particular focus on Health, Education, Trade, Security and Agriculture sectors.

Both sides also discussed their cooperation and coordination at multilateral fora on issues of mutual interest.

Praising the historic, peaceful and democratic transition of power in Niger, Foreign Minister Qureshi extended his best wishes and full support to the Government and people of Niger for the progress and development of their country.

The Foreign Minister welcomed the signing of ‘MoU for Parliamentary Cooperation’ between the two countries. Both sides vowed to enhance Parliamentary and Political interactions.

Recalling his visit to Niamey last year in november to attend the OIC’s Council of Foreign Minister’s (CFM) meeting, the Foreign minister thanked the leadership of Niger for their steadfast and principled support for the Kashmir cause, both in OIC and UN.

Appreciating the signing of “MoU for Bilateral Political Consultations,” which took place during Foreign Minister’s visit to Niamey, the Foreign Minister hoped that it would help in laying the foundation for ‘Strategic Consultations’ between the two countries.

The delegation is currently on a 7-day official visit to Pakistan. Earlier, they had called on the President of Pakistan, and also held meetings with state dignitaries including Chairman Senate, the Ministers for Education, National Food Security, Commerce and Defence Production.

Islamabad
11 August 2021

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