3-day Envoys’ Conference to start Monday

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ISLAMABAD, July 31 (APP): A three-day Envoys’ Conference is all set to start on Monday in which nine envoys deputed in different countries and multilateral institutions will brief the government on various developments in their areas.

The conference will be held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here, a Foreign Office statement said on Sunday.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to attend the concluding session wherein he will be briefed on the outcome and he will also share his vision of foreign policy.

The envoys, who have been invited to attend the conference, are Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani (Washington DC), Ambassador Masood Khalid (Beijing), High Commissioner Abdul Basit (New Delhi), Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi (United Nations, New York), Ambassador Ayesha Riyaz (Vienna), Ambassador Naghmana Hashmi (Brussels / EU), Ambassador Abrar Hussain (Afghanistan), Ambassador Tehmina Janjua (UN/Geneva) and Ambassador Qazi M Khalilullah (Moscow).

The Envoys’ Conference is a regular feature in which Pakistan’s representatives in various regions brief the government on important developments in their respective areas of accreditation, challenges and opportunities arising out of such developments.

The envoys also present their recommendations towards existing foreign policy with a view to review, adapt and recalibrate policy in accordance with the prevalent strategic, political and economic trends.

Last year’s Envoys’ Conference had focussed on connectivity, and regional issues and developments.