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The Foreign Minister held extensive discussions with Academics, Think Tank Analysts and intellectuals on 9 January as part of his FM Connect series.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi introduced FM Connect in 2019. It is a holistic concept based on the principle of fostering greater interaction between relevant stakeholders and the Foreign Minister. Keeping an informal and interactive format, the Foreign Minister has opened the doors to his office to promote an exchange of ideas and discussion.

In the first two sessions, Foreign Minister Qureshi met international correspondents based in Pakistan and the Business community respectively.

The third edition of FM Connect brought together researchers, intellectuals, academics and experts who shared their views and made suggestions to the Foreign Minister on international issues. The Foreign Minister thanked them for their valuable feedback on harmonizing foreign policy with modern requirements. In reaching out to seasoned academics and intellectuals for their insight, the aim was to positively impact Pakistan’s Foreign Policy, and give a broader exposure and perspective to the governments’ vision to ultimately create forward looking and progressive policies for Pakistan.

FM Connect is in line with the Foreign Minister’s commitment to drive the Foreign Office into a modern era of communications, collaboration and innovation.

10 January 2020

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