Pak FM to embark on four-nation tour on Monday

Islamabad, Dec 23, IRNA - Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi will embark on a three-day visit on Monday to Afghanistan, Iran, China and Russia as part of the government's policy of outreach in the neighbourhood, Radio Pakistan announced.

During the four-nation visit, he will discuss Pakistan’s bilateral relations with senior leadership of these countries to strengthen cooperation in various areas.

The Foreign Minister will also exchange views with leaders of these countries on the fast changing regional and international environment.

Recent developments concerning peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan would also be discussed during these meetings.

The visit is part of promoting various initiatives and ideas for regional cooperation especially in promoting economic and people-to-people linkages.

Implementing the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan is eager to strengthen ties with neighbours and regional partners.

Pakistan has always maintained that solution to the conflict in Afghanistan lies in an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

International community’s recent consensus to adopt this as the guiding principle to resolve the 40-years old Afghan conflict, vindicates Pakistan’s long held view.

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