Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan and Egypt have agreed to strengthen bilateral relations, promote mutual contacts, and work on a common roadmap.

He made these remarks after his meetings with Egyptian leadership during his ongoing two-day visit to Cairo, reported Radio Pakistan.

The Foreign Minister added that his meetings with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry had been quite fruitful.

He also said that he apprised the Egyptian leadership about Pakistan’s “Engage Africa” policy, and the rise in the country’s remittances.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also met with the Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and said that Pakistan gives immense importance to its relations with the member countries of the Arab League.

Pakistan has strong political and trade relations with the Arab League countries, he added.

Additionally, he briefed the Secretary-General about the grave human rights situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), and informed him of Pakistan’s role as a facilitator in the Afghan peace process.


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