Pakistan, Italy agree to strengthen bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Italy have agreed to make joint efforts to promote parliamentary ties, strengthen bilateral relations and enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

According to details, delegation-level talks between the two countries took place at the Foreign Office. The Pakistani delegation was led by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi while the Italian delegation was led by his counterpart Luigi Di Maio.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed his condolences to his Italian counterpart for the loss of precious lives during the Coronavirus and said that the effective measures taken by Italy to curb the spread of the virus were commendable while we have limited resources in Pakistan. However, the Smart Lockdown has helped to control the pandemic and prevent its spread.

Qureshi said that Pakistan attaches special importance to bilateral relations with Italy. The integrated partnership between Pakistan and Italy at the level of the European Union and the United Nations is a sign of strong relations, and the similarity in the perspectives of Pakistan and Italy on important regional and global issues is encouraging.

The Foreign Minister thanked the Italian Foreign Minister for Italy s support to Pakistan, citing GSP Plus status and FATF.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was in touch with the heads of state of many EU countries on the situation in Afghanistan, adding that he himself had the opportunity to discuss the situation in Afghanistan with a number of European Foreign Ministers, including Josep Borrell, Head of EU Foreign Affairs. TF Report

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