Pakistan Macedonia relations to be comprehensively upgraded:Envoy

ISLAMABAD, Jun 27 (APP): Pakistan and Macedonia have
resolved to intensify efforts for comprehensive upgradation of bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.

This was affirmed during the visit of Pakistan’s Ambassador Sohail Mahmood (resident in Ankara) to Skopje for presentation of credentials to the President of Macedonia Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, said a message received here Monday form Ankara.

Ambassador Sohail Mahmood conveyed cordial greetings to
the Macedonian President from the leadership of Pakistan and their best wishes for peace, progress and prosperity of the people of Macedonia.

He also underlined Pakistan’s desire to foster
simultaneous progress in government to government, business to business, and people to people relations with Macedonia.

President Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, in his remarks on the
occasion, expressed the belief that Macedonia and Pakistan, “characterized by rich and ancient tradition, will have many possibilities to boost both bilateral and multilateral cooperation.”

Welcoming the new Envoy, he expressed his confidence
that Ambassador Sohail would contribute by “introducing new contents and forms of cooperation” and assured full support and assistance of the Macedonian Government in these endeavours.

Earlier, Ambassador Sohail Mahmood called on Foreign
Minister Nikola Poposki and had a detailed exchange of views
on bilateral relations.

The shared commitment to deepen mutual cooperation in
the diplomatic, political, trade, investment, education,
culture and people to people spheres was affirmed.

Both sides placed a special emphasis on intensifying
economic cooperation and benefiting from the vast untapped opportunities for trade and investment collaboration in the two countries.

Views were also exchanged on regional and international
issues as well as recent developments in the immediate
neighbourhood of the two countries.

Later, the visiting Envoy had separate meetings with
senior officials of the Foreign Ministry, during which ideas were exchanged on deepening mutual collaboration at bilateral and multilateral fora.

Ambassador Sohail Mahmood also visited the Economic
Chamber of Macedonia and discussed ways to promote its regular
interaction with counterpart institutions in Pakistan.