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(2018-12-13) Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received Secretary General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Elisabetta Belloni at the Foreign Office today. The two sides discussed a wide range of regional and bilateral issues of mutual interest and expressed satisfaction at the current state of relations.

The Foreign Minister appreciated the longstanding Pakistan-Italy relations and strong institutional mechanisms of cooperation in diverse fields, including the political dialogue process. He emphasized upon the need to enhance high level exchanges and augment cooperation in the spheres of trade, investment, economic development, culture and tourism. The Foreign Minister underlined the need for opening channels of legal migration between the two countries.

The two sides agreed to pursue joint ventures in trade and economic spheres through transfer of technology. They also reaffirmed the excellent cooperation existing between the two countries at the multilateral fora,including the United Nations,and agreed to further deepen it.

The Italian Secretary General stated her government’s resolve to strengthen bilateral cooperation in all areas and assured full cooperation on working together with the new government.


December 13, 2018

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