Pakistan is committed to further strengthening political and economic ties with Finland: FM


Finnish Foreign Minister Pika Havisto (R) talks with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York. Photo: Twitter / SMQoryyaPTI

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to further strengthen its political and economic ties with Finland.

He added that the reopening of the Finnish Embassy in Islamabad would boost trade relations as well as people-to-people contacts.

He made the remarks during a meeting with his Finnish counterpart Pika Housto in New York on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.

The two Foreign Ministers discussed bilateral relations as well as regional and global issues of mutual interest.

Foreign Minister Qureshi stressed that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Finland. He congratulated Foreign Minister Howisto on the completion of seven decades of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Highlighting the importance of exchanging high-level visits, Foreign Minister Qureshi invited Minister Hugo to visit Pakistan as soon as possible.

He also briefed the distinguished artist on Pakistan’s views on developments in Afghanistan.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi stressed the need to promote lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan so that the immediate humanitarian needs of the Afghan people and their long-term socio-economic development can be met through the active and sustainable engagement of the international community.

He shared a dossier with his Finnish counterpart listing India’s grave human rights violations, international humanitarian law and UN Security Council resolutions in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK). ۔

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