FMs of Pakistan, Bosnia discuss bilateral ties

FMs of Pakistan, Bosnia discuss bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi Saturday held a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia Herzegovina Dr. Bisera Turkovic and exchanged views on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations and issues of regional importance, including the situation in Afghanistan.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 17th Extraordinary Session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers.

Extending a warm welcome to the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina on her visit to Pakistan, Foreign Minister Qureshi underlined the fraternal nature of relations between Pakistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He added that the remarkable goodwill between the two countries needed to be translated into tangible outcomes, particularly in the fields of trade, defence and high level exchanges.

The Foreign Minister apprised Foreign Minister Turkovic on the latest situation in Afghanistan and said that Pakistan had been continuously drawing the attention of the international community towards economic challenges faced by the people of Afghanistan and urged the provision of immediate humanitarian assistance. He also underscored the importance of unfreezing the assets of Afghanistan.  

The Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of promoting mutual collaboration through the mechanisms of Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC), Joint Economic Commission (JEC), and Joint Trade Committee (JTC).  

Foreign Minister Turkovic expressed gratitude to the government and the people of Pakistan for their enormous support to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

She appreciated the initiative of Pakistan to host the Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers. The visiting Foreign Minister briefed the Foreign Minister on the latest political developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Foreign Minister Qureshi conveyed that Pakistan remained fully committed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina which was of crucial importance for peace and stability in the region.
Foreign Minister Turkovic invited the Foreign Minister to undertake a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina at the earliest convenience.