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The Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Vuk Jeremic, paid an official visit to Pakistan on 13 December 2011. During the visit, Foreign Minister Jeremic met with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and discussed a wide range of issues including bilateral relations, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The two Foreign Ministers expressed their satisfaction at the current state of bilateral relations and reiterated their mutual desire to further expand and diversify these relations. They also underscored the need to establish a supporting mechanism to achieve this objective and agreed to speed up the completion of all pending agreements including on Promotion and Protection of Investment and a Preferential Trade Agreement leading to a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.

The two Foreign Ministers also agreed to convene the Joint Economic Commission next year.

Foreign Minister Khar thanked the Serbian Government for supporting Pakistan’s candidature to the non-permanent seat of the U.N. Security Council. She emphasized that Pakistan had always adhered to the principles and purposes of UN charter, and that it was looking forward to work closely with other Security Council members to promote peace and prosperity around the world.

Foreign Minister Jeremic invited Foreign Minister Khar to visit Serbia on mutually convenient dates.

13 December 2011

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