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FM Qureshi thanks Turkey for supporting Kashmir at UN

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York and reviewed their close bilateral relations. They discussed steps to further enhance

Pakistan faced $3.8bn loss due to climate change: Qureshi

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressed a high-level UN event on ‘Transformative Action for Nature & People’ and shared Pakistan’s journey of restoring ecosystem through nature-based solutions. The foreign minister in his speech said that due to climate

Relations with Russia key priorities of foreign policy: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State meeting in Dushanbe. The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations and

Pakistan, Qatar to continue facilitating peace, stability in Afghanistan: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said Pakistan and Qatar would continue to play their facilitative role for peace and stability in Afghanistan. The foreign minister was addressing after press conference after discussing the latest development in Afghanistan

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

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,

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

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to improve bilateral ties in diverse areas

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to further improve their economic linkages and expand their bilateral relations in new diverse areas. The understanding came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal

PTI has emerged front-runner in AJK elections: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the front-runner in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) general elections. In a statement on Twitter, the foreign minister said the recent Gallup survey has

FM Qureshi meets Russian counterpart in Dushanbe 

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday expressed commitment to strengthen bilateral relations in all spheres of cooperation. In a meeting held on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting

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

FM Qureshi arrives in Tajikistan to attend SCO meeting

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Monday to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting. The foreign minister was received by Tajikistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sharf Sher Alizada, Pakistan’s ambassador

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

Power sharing can avert civil war in Afghanistan: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday said that “power-sharing” of different Afghan factions was the best option to avert a civil war. The foreign minister said the strengthening of the ranks of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was not in

No justification to keep Pakistan in FATF’s grey list: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan had fulfilled 26 out of 27 action items of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and there was no justification to keep the country in the grey list. The foreign minister in

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

FM Qureshi reiterates Pakistan’s unwavering support for Palestinian cause

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reiterated Pakistan’s unwavering support for the Palestinian cause. He was talking to Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr Riyad Al Maliki on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Turkey. Qureshi underscored the importance

FM Qureshi arrives in Turkey to attend Antalya Diplomacy Forum

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Turkey to participate in the Antalya Diplomacy Forum at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu. The foreign minister was received by the Deputy Governor of Antalya, Pakistan’s ambassador Cyrus

Qureshi writes to UN calling for action against Indian repression in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called upon United Nations Security Council (UNSC) President and the UN Secretary General to take note of the repression in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). In a letter addressed to the

FM Qureshi, Saudi counterpart discuss challenges of organising Hajj

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Saudi counterpart discussed bilateral relations and the challenges of organising Hajj this year due to the pandemic. This comes as Saudi Arabia announced that only citizens and residents of the Kingdom would

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 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, President UNGA discuss Palestine, Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held and a meeting with President of United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir on Thursday and discussed international and regional matters including the Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir. The foreign minister welcomed the UNGA

No US base could exist in Pakistan under PM Imran Khan: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed that Pakistan will neither provide its military or air bases to the US nor permit it to conduct airstrikes within the country. He was winding up debate in the Senate on Tuesday

Qureshi accused of ‘anti-Semitic’ remarks after claiming Israel has ‘deep pockets’

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was accused of using an anti-Semitic slur by an anchor for his remarks against Israel. While discussing Israel’s actions in Gaza, the foreign minister received pushback from CNN anchor Bianna Golodryga who accused

Ceasefire inevitable as Israel losing out amidst mounting pressure: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the ceasefire in Palestine was “inevitable” as the tide was turning and Israel was losing out due to mounting pressure of public opinion. “I am convinced, the tide is turning. I am convinced

FM Qureshi calls for collective efforts to end human tragedy in Palestine

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has called for collective efforts to end human tragedy in Palestine and avert threats to regional peace. The foreign minister was speaking at dinner hosted by him at Pakistan Consulate in New York

Pakistani, Turkish FMs discuss ways to stop Israeli atrocities on Palestinians

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara and discussed ways to mobilise the international community to help stop Israeli aggression against the Palestinians. During the meeting, it was reaffirmed that the

FM Qureshi urges Afghan parties to achieve permanent ceasefire

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for the Afghan peace process and emphasised on intra-Afghan negotiations for a political settlement in Afghanistan to end the conflict. The foreign minister had a telephonic conversation with his Afghan