Foreign Minister Qureshi holds key meetings on sidelines of UNGA

Dunya News

The minister will address the UNGA session on September 29.

NEW YORK (Dunya News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has held important meetings with leaders of other countries on the sidelines of United Nation General Assembly (UNGA).

According to details, the minister said that his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has assured of giving 0.1 million jobs to the Pakistanis to enhance bilateral ties.

Both also stressed the need to explore economic potential between the two countries by increasing exports in sectors such as food items, construction material, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, sports goods and fabrics.

He also told that Japanese foreign minister has lauded the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan for war against terrorism.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also met with his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis and discussed a wide-range of regional and bilateral issues of mutual interest in New York.

He appreciated the development work undertaken by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) in the socio-economic sectors in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the FM also held talks with Chinese leader Wang Yi and pledged to make strenuous efforts to take their strategic partnership to new heights.

He emphasized that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would remain a top priority for the government of Pakistan. 

Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and US President Donald Trump met at a reception hosted by the later for the world leaders attending the UN General Assembly session in New York.

During the meeting, both the agreed to rebuild their bilateral relations for the benefit of the two countries.