Pakistan is desirous of meaningful partnership with EU states: Qureshi



MADRID: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan is trying to attract the world’s attention towards its rising market of 200 million population and the investment and trade opportunities in the country.

Speaking during a banquet he had hosted in the honour of think tanks at Pakistan House in Madrid, he said that Pakistan desires meaningful partnership with member countries of the European Union (EU), including Spain.

The foreign minister said that Pakistan considers Spain as a very important country in the European Union context and there are a lot of opportunities for both the countries to enhance bilateral trade and economic cooperation.

He said peace in Afghanistan would promote regional linkages which would prove helpful in achieving our economic targets.

Qureshi had arrived in Madrid Monday night for a three-day visit to Spain at the invitation of his Spanish counterpart José Manuel Albares Bueno. The minister was received and welcomed by Pakistan’s ambassador to Spain Shujaat Rathore and officials of Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs upon his arrival. – TLTP


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