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The Eighth Round of Bilateral Political Consultations was held in Islamabad at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 25th February 2014. The Pakistan side was led by Mr. Nadeem Riyaz, Additional Secretary (Europe). The Norwegian side was headed by Mr. Tore Hattrem, Director General, Department for Regional Affairs and Development at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the Consultations the two sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations. They also looked into the possibilities to further deepen the existing ties in various areas including trade, commerce, investment, education, energy and cultural cooperation. Discussions also focused on global and regional issues including India, Afghanistan, Syria and Iran.

It was also agreed that the next round of Political Consultations will be held in Oslo next year at mutually convenient dates.

February 25, 2014

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