Govt committed to bolster ties with US, other countries: FM Bilawal

Govt committed to bolster ties with US, other countries: FM Bilawal

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

TASHKENT: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is currently sitting on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Foreign Ministers’ Council in Uzbekistan’s capital, said the government is taking steps to improve relations with all countries, including the United States.

According to details, Bilawal held several bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of Central Asian countries on the sidelines of meetings held in connection with the preparations for the SCO summit in September.

Bilawal met with China’s Wang Yi for the third time since taking office and held bilateral talks with Russia’s foreign minister.

In response to Imran Khan’s criticism that relations between Pakistan and the United States have weakened during his tenure in the coalition government, the foreign minister said, “Imran Khan’s claims make no sense.” If he fails to strengthen relations with the United States.

In response to another question, he replied, “There are no plans for a bilateral meeting with India in September.”
Bilawal said both India and Pakistan are part of the SCO bloc and the two countries only interact within a broad framework. Based on organizational activity.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs said: “India is our neighbor. You can choose many, but you cannot choose a neighbor.

Bilawal will have difficulty in constructive dialogue with India since 2019, according to Indian authorities. Recalling that Islamophobia-based statements create additional hurdles for dialogue.

The statement by Indian politicians based on Islamophobia complicates bilateral dialogue, Bilawal said. “We are looking for economic opportunities for the people,” the foreign minister said.

China assures continued support to Pakistan

Meanwhile, China has promised continuous support to Pakistan in protecting sovereignty and territorial integrity, and has played a more important role in regional and international affairs.

The guarantee was given by a member of the State Council of China and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting with FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari beside the SCO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

China’s foreign minister called for efforts to deepen cooperation along China-Pakistan economic corridors, Radio Pakistan reported.

Describing the two countries as true friends and good brothers, he said that regardless of changes in the domestic and international situation, China and Pakistan will maintain unwavering friendly relations and remain committed to their respective core interests and common concerns.

They said they support each other on issues that affect them.

He said China supports investment in Pakistan by its own companies and is willing to import higher quality agricultural products from Pakistan.

In his remarks, Bilawal said Pakistan always regards the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries as the cornerstone of its foreign relations.


Credit/Source : THENEWSPK


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