ISLAMABAD, June 6 (APP): The seventh round of bilateral
political consultations between Pakistan and Egypt was held in Cairo
that reviewed cooperation in specific areas.

According to a message received here Monday from Cairo, Special
Secretary Mohammad Waheed-Ul-Hasan led the Pakistani team, which included the Ambassador to Egypt as also Director General (UN) at the Ministry. The Egyptian side was led by Assistant Foreign Minister Yasser Mourad.

The two sides expressed mutual desire to further strengthen
the bonds of fraternity and cooperation that benefitted the people
of two countries.

The Special Secretary briefed the Egyptian side on Prime
Minister Nawaz Sharif’s vision to promote friendly relations with
its neighbors.

The Egyptian side elaborated the facilities in the newly
established industrial zones in Egypt and hoped that Pakistani
investors would take advantage of the investment opportunities.
They also expressed desire to resume direct flights between
Pakistan and Egypt.

The two sides underlined the need to convene the next session
of Joint Ministerial Commission that is due to be held in Islamabad.
The Commission provides a platform to identify ways and means
to expand and strengthen cooperation in political, economic, social
and cultural fields.