ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received Bosnia and Herzegovina Foreign Minister Dr. Bisera Turkovic on Saturday on the sidelines of the 17th Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
According to a press release issued by the Pakistani Foreign Ministry, views were exchanged on the full range of bilateral relations and issues of regional importance, including the situation in Afghanistan.
Warmly welcoming the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina during his visit to Pakistan, Foreign Minister Qureshi stressed the brotherly nature of relations between Pakistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He said the remarkable goodwill between the two countries must translate into tangible results, especially in the areas of trade, defense and high-level exchanges.
Qureshi briefed Foreign Minister Turkovic on the latest situation in Afghanistan and said Pakistan has continuously drawn the attention of the international community to the economic challenges facing the Afghan people and called for immediate humanitarian assistance. He stressed the importance of unfreezing Afghanistan’s assets.
The Foreign Minister stressed the importance of promoting mutual collaboration through the mechanisms of Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC), Joint Economic Commission (JEC) and Joint Trade Committee (JTC).
Happy to welcome the Minister of Foreign Affairs @BiseraTurkovic in Pakistan for the 17th Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the @OIC_OCI on Afghanistan.
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— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) December 18, 2021
Foreign Minister Turkovic expressed her gratitude to the government and people of Pakistan for their tremendous support for the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She appreciated the initiative of Pakistan to host the Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers. The visiting Foreign Minister briefed the Foreign Minister of Pakistan on the latest political developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Foreign Minister Qureshi said that Pakistan remained fully committed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which were of crucial importance for peace and stability in the region.
Foreign Minister Turkovic invited Foreign Minister Qureshi to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina as soon as possible.