Egypt, Pakistan pledge to strengthen cooperation

Pakistan’s Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz and Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Egypt and Pakistan have pledged to revitalize ties in economic, trade and investment sectors for the mutual benefit of both countries.

This decision was reached in a meeting between Pakistan’s Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz and Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on the sidelines of the 12th Regional Security Summit of Manama Security Dialogue in Bahrain.

Both parties also decided that the Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) would meet soon in Islamabad to undertake a comprehensive overview of the ongoing cooperation and set future directions, said a press release on Sunday.

Mr. Aziz and Mr. Shoukry welcomed the outcome of the bilateral political consultations held in May in Cairo, which provided a useful mechanism of consultations to closely coordinate respective positions on regional and international issues.

The two sides agreed to coordinate their positions on the Security Council Reform and to support each other’s candidatures for various bodies of the United Nations.

 

Dawn/Zainab Sa’id