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Political consultations at the MAE, between Bogdan Aurescu and his Pakistani, Makhdoom Qureshi

The minister of foreign affairs, Bogdan Aurescu will have on Monday political consultations with his Pakistani counterpart, Makhdoom Shah Moahmood Hussain Qureshi, in an official visit that the head of diplomacy from that country will pay to Romania, between 9th and 10th January 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informs.

According to the quoted source, it is the first visit to Romania of a Pakistani minister of foreign affairs over the last decades and it takes place in the context of a ‘positive dynamics’ recently recorded in the Romanian-Pakistani relations, including on the basis of the ‘essential support’ which Pakistan offered to Romania’s efforts to evacuate their own citizens from Afghanistan,  the  citizens from other countries and from allied countries as well as the evacuation  of a number of 156 Afghan citizens in risk situations, in August and September 2021.

 ‘During the political consultations of the two ministers of foreign affairs there will discussions about ways to develop bilateral relations, to deepen the political dialogue as well as the economic and sectorial cooperation between the two countries. Similarly, there will be discussions about the consolidation of the dynamics of relations between the EU and Pakistan and the main evolutions of mutual interest for the two countries, focusing on the region Indo-Pacific and the situation in Afghanistan’ the press release sent by MAE says.

On the occasion of the visit there will be signed a cooperation agreement between the Chamber for Commerce and Industry of Romania and the Association of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and a framework-agreement for cooperation which includes an exchange of grants between the Polytechnic University in Bucharest (UPB) and the University in Islamabad.