New York (UNA-OIC) – Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday that Pakistan valued Belgium as an important partner and stressed the need for further enhancing political, investment and trade relations between the two countries.
The foreign minister met with Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmès on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The foreign minister noted that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was of crucial importance for Pakistan and the region. He underscored that the international community must engage with positive messaging and constructive steps to avert the humanitarian and economic crisis in Afghanistan, a press release said.
Minister Sophie Wilmès appreciated Pakistan’s support in the evacuation of the Belgian nationals from Afghanistan. Meanwhile, she reiterated her invitation to Foreign Minister Qureshi to visit Belgium.
Both the foreign ministers agreed to remain engaged upon the situation in Afghanistan and to work together for promoting Pakistan-Belgium relations.