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Pakistan committed to further solidify political, economic relations with Finland: FM

Two foreign ministers discuss bilateral relations, regional and global issues of mutual interest in New York

APP
September 24, 2021

Finlands Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (R) having a conversation with FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York. Photo: Twitter/ SMQureshiPTI
Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (R) having a conversation with FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York. Photo: Twitter/ SMQureshiPTI

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday expressed Pakistan’s resolve to further solidify its political and economic ties with Finland.

He added that the reopening of the Finnish Embassy in Islamabad would further facilitate trade relations as well as the promotion of people-to-people contacts.

The Foreign Minister said this during the meeting with his Finnish counterpart, Pekka Haavisto, held here on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The two foreign ministers discussed bilateral relations as well as regional and global issues of mutual interest.

Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored that Pakistan attached high importance to its relations with Finland. He felicitated Foreign Minister Haavisto on the completion of seven decades of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Highlighting the importance of exchanging high-level visits, FM Qureshi invited minister Haavisto to undertake a visit to Pakistan at his earliest convenience.

He also briefed the Finn dignitary on Pakistan’s perspective regarding developments in Afghanistan.

Qureshi stressed the need to promote lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan through the active and sustained engagement of the international community to address the immediate humanitarian needs of the Afghan people and their long-term socio-economic development.

He shared with his Finnish counterpart a Dossier documenting India’s grave violations of human rights, international humanitarian law and UN Security Council resolutions in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).