Qureshi to arrive in Cairo on three day visit today.

ISLAMABAD -- On the invitation of his Egyptian counterpart, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi will be visiting the Arab Republic of Egypt from today (Tuesday) to (Thursday) (16-18 February 2021).

According to a statement issued by Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri on Monday, the visit of the Foreign Minister is taking place in the backdrop of the meetings between Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi; first, on the sidelines of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Makkah Summit in 2019, and then on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York in 2019. During these meetings, the two leaders agreed to further strengthen bilateral cooperation and enhance high-level exchanges. Last year, the Prime Minister also had a telephone conversation with Egyptian President regarding his 'Global Initiative on Debt Relief' for developing countries, which was supported by Egypt.

The FO spokesperson said that Pakistan and Egypt enjoy close fraternal relations firmly anchored on common faith, culture and values. The two countries have similar perceptions on a range of regional and global issues. Bilateral cooperation is advanced through strong institutional mechanisms, including the Joint Ministerial Commission, Annual Bilateral...

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