Qureshi stresses need for opening Pak-Italy legal migration channels

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 13 (APP):Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday while appreciating the longstanding Pakistan-Italy relations, underlined the need for opening channels of legal migration between the two countries.
In a meeting with Secretary General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Elisabetta Balloniat, who called on him here at the Foreign Office, he also lauded the strong bilateral institutional mechanisms of cooperation in diverse fields, including the political dialogue process.
The two sides discussed a wide range of regional and bilateral issues of mutual interest and expressed satisfaction at the current state of relations.
He emphasized upon the need to enhance high level exchanges and augment cooperation in the spheres of trade, investment, economic development, culture and tourism.
The two sides agreed to pursue joint ventures in trade and economic spheres through transfer of technology.
They also reaffirmed the excellent cooperation existing between the two countries at the multilateral fora, including the United Nations, and agreed to further deepen it.
The Italian secretary general stated her government’s resolve to strengthen bilateral cooperation in all areas and assured full cooperation on working together with the new government.