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FM Qureshi calls for engagement to prevent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called for an enhanced international community’s engagement to prevent a humanitarian crisis and economic meltdown in Afghanistan. Addressing virtually the ministerial meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbours, the foreign minister said if a humanitarian crisis

FM Qureshi, Iran counterpart discuss Afghan situation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran have agreed to continue consultations in the wake of the evolving situation in Afghanistan. The understanding to this effect was reached during a telephonic conversation between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Iranian counterpart Hossein

German foreign minister to arrive in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will arrive in Islamabad today (Monday) on a two-day visit to Pakistan. During his stay in Pakistan, the German foreign minister will hold wide-ranging talks with high-level dignitaries, including Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi,

Pakistan, Iraq FMs express concern over Afghan situation

ISLAMABAD: Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein on Wednesday said the situation in Afghanistan was a cause for concern due to the use of violence to resolve the conflict. The Iraqi foreign minister arrived in Islamabad earlier for a two-day visit

FM Qureshi urges India to end state terrorism in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday called upon India to rescind its unilateral action of August 5, 2019, on Jammu and Kashmir and end all forms of oppression and state terrorism. “India must respect the United Nations Security

Saudi Foreign Minister, COAS Gen Bajwa discuss regional peace

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at Rawalpindi. According to Inter-Services Public Relations, matters of bilateral interest, evolving security situation of the region

Saudi foreign minister to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud will visit Pakistan on Tuesday (tomorrow) on the invitation of his counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi. The dignitary will be accompanied by a delegation comprising senior officials of the Saudi government.

FM Qureshi calls on Tajik president, discusses bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on Wednesday and expressed Pakistan’s desire to strengthen relations with the Central Asian state in diverse fields. During the meeting along with other foreign ministers from the

Pakistan will remain a reliable partner for Afghan peace: Qureshi tells Blinken

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a telephonic conversation with the US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and discussed bilateral relations and important developments in the region. According a statement by the Foreign Office, the foreign minister underscored

FM’s Portal launched for complaints, feedback by Pakistani expats

ISLAMABAD: A portal for overseas Pakistanis, under the supervision of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, has been launched to receive complaints and feedback on the issues faced by the expatriates. “I have launched the portal to strengthen the relationship between

FM Qureshi, Turkish counterpart discuss Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday met with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and exchanged views on the latest developments in the Afghan peace process and withdrawal of international troops. The meeting took place on the sidelines of

Pakistan launches response plan to deal with humanitarian crisis

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said Pakistan was making steady progress in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while facing the challenges of climate change and COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing the joint launch event of ‘2021 Pakistan

FM Qureshi reaffirms Pakistan’s support for peaceful Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday met Speaker of Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga Mir Rahman Rahmani at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The foreign minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for a peaceful, stable, democratic, sovereign and prosperous Afghanistan. He

FM Qureshi, Iraqi ministers agree to expand bilateral cooperation

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held separate meetings with his Iraqi defence and interior ministers during his official visit and reviewed the progress made on various aspects between the two countries.  The foreign minister met with Minister of

FM Qureshi arrives in Baghdad to hold talks with Iraqi leadership

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has arrived in Baghdad on a three-day official visit to Iraq. During the visit, the foreign minister will hold detailed discussions on bilateral cooperation with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein. He will also review

FM Qureshi returns after concluding successful New York visit

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Islamabad from New York on Sunday after concluding a successful diplomatic and peace mission for Palestine. Talking to media at the airport, the foreign minister felicitated the nation on successful accomplishment of

FM Qureshi calls for enhancing bilateral ties with Germany

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday held a meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas at the foreign office. The European diplomat arrived on an official visit and discussed issues of mutual interest including the challenges posed by

Hungary’s Foreign Minister to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Peter Szijjarto will on Friday pay an official visit to Pakistan. The Hungarian Foreign Minister will be accompanied by a high-level business delegation to explore business opportunities in Pakistan. He will

FM Qureshi arrives in Turkey on two-day official visit

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday arrived in Istanbul on a two day official visit after concluding his tour of Iran. During his stay, he will participate in a trilateral meeting to be attended by the Foreign Ministers

FM Qureshi arrives in Tehran for talks with Iranian leadership

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Tehran on a three-day official visit to Iran for talks with the Iranian leadership on bilateral relations and regional situation. On arrival, the foreign minister was warmly received by Iranian Foreign Minister’s

FM Qureshi leaves for three-day UAE visit today

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has left for a three-day official visit to the UAE today. During the visit, the foreign minister will meet his counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other UAE dignitaries. He will

FM departs for Berlin on two-day official visit to Germany

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday morning left for Berlin on a two-day official visit to Germany. Speaking before his departure, the foreign minister said Pakistan enjoys cordial relations with Germany. Terming Germany as Pakistan’s most important trading

Israel deal will be ‘extremely helpful’ for the region: Saudi FM

RIYADH: A normalisation deal between Saudi Arabia and Israel would benefit the region, the kingdom’s foreign minister said, adding that a potential deal “depends to a large extent on the progress of the peace process”. Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal

Russian foreign minister to visit Pakistan next week

ISLAMABAD: Russia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov will visit Pakistan from April 6-7 to hold talks with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. According to a statement by Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a social media platform, both foreign

Kuwaiti FM arrives in Islamabad, meets Qureshi at Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Kuwait’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah has arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit. The Kuwaiti minister has reached the Foreign Office in Islamabad where he was received

Kuwaiti FM to arrive in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: Kuwait’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah will arrive in Islamabad on a two-day visit. The Kuwaiti foreign minister, who was visiting Pakistan on the invitation of Foreign Minister

FM Qureshi departs for Egypt on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday departed for Egypt on a two-day visit on the invitation of his Egyptian counterpart. In a video message before departure, the foreign minister said there are vast opportunities for economic cooperation between

US should not ignore ground realities in IoK: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the international community to pay attention to the gross and blatant human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The foreign minister was addressing photography and cultural exhibition organized to

India must allow UN to investigate human rights violations in IoK: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged India to allow the United Nations to investigate the grave human rights violations in its Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In his message on Kashmiris’ Right to Self-determination Day, he said the

FM felicitates Christian community on Christmas, says minorities have equal rights

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said minorities in Pakistan have equal rights and the government was providing them opportunities without any discrimination. In his felicitation message to the Christian community on Christmas, the foreign minister said Pakistan