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PDM’s politics based on hollow slogans flopped: Qureshi



ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said sensible people of the country had fully rejected the politics of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) based on hollow slogans and protests.

In a meeting with Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar here in Islamabad, the Foreign Minister said the unnatural alliance of PDM was doomed to fail. During the meeting, issues of mutual interest including overall political situation of the country and global scenario amid coronavirus pandemic were discussed. Qureshi mentioned that the smart lockdown strategy of Prime Minister Imran Khan gained worldwide acknowledgment. The Governor Punjab lauded the efforts of Foreign Minister Qureshi in securing supply of coronavirus vaccine dose from other countries. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to forge stronger bilateral relations with Kuwait.

He was talking to a Kuwaiti delegation led by Assistant Foreign Minister for Asian Affairs, Ambassador Ali Suleman Al-Saeed in Islamabad. The Foreign Minister stressed the importance of deepening and diversifying the bilateral cooperation particularly in the areas of trade, investment, manpower export, and food security. He also underscored the importance of facilitating travel between the two countries. Shah Mahmood Qureshi lauded the positive and constructive role played by the Kuwaiti leadership towards the resolution of differences among member states of Gulf Cooperation Council. On the occasion, the Assistant Foreign Minister of Kuwait said his visit reflects the keenness of the leadership of Kuwait to enhance cooperation and collaboration with Pakistan in diverse arenas. During the meeting, the two sides expressed satisfaction at mutual collaboration in multilateral organizations particularly in the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Views were also exchanged on regional developments, China Pakistan Economic Corridor and stability in the Gulf and the Middle East.

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