Special Representative of Swedish PM calls on Sartaj Aziz

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 1 (APP): Adviser to the Prime Minister on
Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz received Mr Carl Bildt, former
Prime Minister and Foreign Minister and Special Representative of Swedish Prime Minister here at Foreign Office on Wednesday.

Mr Carl Bildt was accompanied by Ms. Anna Karin
Enestrom, Director General, Political Affairs, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of Sweden.

The Swedish delegation was on a two-day official visit
to Pakistan from May 31 to June 01, a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here said.

Discussions focused on bilateral, regional and
international issues of mutual concern including UNSC reforms and cooperation at international fora.

While expressing satisfaction on the excellent bilateral
relations between Pakistan and Sweden, the two sides agreed on further enhancing bilateral economic ties.

The Adviser briefed the Swedish delegation about
Pakistan’s counter terrorism efforts, the successes achieved
during the military operation Zarb-e-Azb, as well as the
comprehensive policy (National Action Plan) to root out the
menace of terrorism and extremism from Pakistani soil.

He also elaborated the Prime Minister’s policy of peaceful neighborhood and efforts for peace and stability in
Afghanistan which has direct bearing on the security of
Pakistan.

The Special Representative appreciated Pakistan’s
progress in the consolidation of democracy, improvement in
economy and defeating terrorism. He also acknowledged
Pakistan’s positive role for regional peace and stability.