Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has departed to Pakistan after concluding his two-day official visit to the United Kingdom (UK). The High Commissioner for Pakistan to the United Kingdom, Nafees Zakaria and other officials of the Pakistani embassy were present to see off the foreign minister at the London’s Heathrow Airport.
During the visit Qureshi, has invited Commonwealth countries to invest in Special Economic Zones to be established under China Pakistan Economic Corridor project. Addressing a news conference in London, he said the CPEC is a mega connectivity project which will ensure sustainable economic growth. The Foreign Minister said Pakistan is encouraging investment environment in the country.
He said the European countries should open legal pathways for import of skilled and semi skilled workforce from countries such as Pakistan. Talking to key investors Foreign Minister said Pakistan offers best investment opportunities in various sectors, including agriculture, industry, renewable energy, technology, and infrastructure development.
He said we are inviting British as well as international investors and business companies, through economic diplomacy, to come to Pakistan and take benefit of government’s positive policies. British investors welcomed the foreign minister for visiting the United Kingdom and having an exclusive meeting with them.
During the meeting, they also exchanged views on various important matters, including investment. Meanwhile, during a meeting with Canadian foreign minister Christina Alexandra in in London today, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed satisfaction over the status of bilateral existing ties with Canada.
Secretary General Commonwealth praises Pakistan’s role in Peace
Secretary General Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland says Pakistan’s role in peace building is unprecedented. This was expressed by her during a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in London. She lauded Pakistan’s ample role for the regional peace.
During the meeting, bilateral relations were also discussed. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi informed Commonwealth Secretary General about the arrival of Pakistan’s parliamentary cricket team in UK. The Secretary General said Commonwealth is committed to promote peace under the” Peace in the Crease” program.
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