ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Ms Sophie Wilmes, on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly session in New York, according to a government information released Saturday.
Recalling their telephone conversation last month, Foreign Minister Qureshi emphasized that Pakistan valued Belgium as an important partner. He stressed the need for further enhancing the political, investment and trade relations between the two countries.
The Foreign Minister noted that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was of crucial importance for Pakistan and the region. He underscored that the international community must engage with positive messaging and constructive steps to avert humanitarian and economic crisis in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Wilmes appreciated Pakistan’s support in the evacuation of the Belgian nationals from Afghanistan.
She reiterated her invitation to Foreign Minister Qureshi to visit Belgium. Both the Foreign Ministers agreed to remain engaged on the situation in Afghanistan and to work together for promoting Pakistan-Belgium relations.