Pakistan envoy presents credentials to Kosovo President

ISLAMABAD, Nov 12 (APP): Ambassador of Pakistan Sohail Mahmood
presented credentials to President of the Republic of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi in a simple and dignified ceremony at the President’s Office in Pristina.
During the meeting, both the sides affirmed their commitment to comprehensively enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, said a press release received here Saturday.
Ambassador Sohail Mahmood (resident in Ankara) conveyed warm
and cordial greetings of President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for the leadership and brotherly people of Kosovo.
He added that Pakistan supported all efforts to strengthen international engagement as well as progress and prosperity of Kosovo and was desirous of deepening bilateral collaboration through increased high level contacts, frequent consultations and regular interface at the business to business and people to people levels.
President Hashim Thaçi, in his remarks, expressed gratitude for Pakistan’s continuous support to Kosovo and highlighted the assistance of Pakistan for the refugees during the Kosovo conflict in 1998 99.
He reaffirmed Kosovo’s commitment to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, with a particular focus on economic collaboration.
Later, Ambassador Sohail Mahmood called on Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj and had a detailed exchange of views on bilateral relations and cooperation in multilateral fora.
The two sides pledged to pursue initiatives for strengthening mutual collaboration in the diplomatic, political, trade, investment, education, culture and people to people spheres.
The resolve to expand bilateral cooperation by forging new legal frameworks and establishing necessary institutional mechanisms was affirmed.
Views were also exchanged on regional and international issues
as well as recent developments in the immediate neighbourhood of the two countries.
Ambassador Sohail Mahmood also had a separate meeting with Director General (Political Affairs) Ambassador Albert Prenkaj at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and exchanged ideas on intensifying mutual collaboration in the bilateral and multilateral context.