ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday met Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca and bandied with him bilateral matters, the situation in Afghanistan, and mortal rights violations in India- held Kashmir.

On his appearance at the PM Office, For­eign Minister Qureshi was entered by the Romanian Chief of Protocol.
The foreign minister conveyed good wishes from Prime Minister Imran Khan and stressed major and cordial ties between the two countries.

He told the Romanian leader that Pakistan asked to establish broad- grounded and affect- acquainted relations with his country and the current enhancement of bilateral relations manifested the vision of the leadership of the two countries.

The foreign minister lauded the anti-Covid measures taken by Romania and thanked the Romanian PM for giving boluses of anti-Covid vaccines to Pakistan by his government.

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca app­reciated the part of Pakistan in the environment of Afghanistan particularly for the evacuation of Romanian citizens.

Agitating the indigenous and transnational matters, the foreign minister stressed the mortal rights abuses by India in held Kashmir and the situation in Afghanistan.

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He also appreciated Romania’s support to Pakistan in carrying the GSP-plus status.

Latterly, speaking at a common press conference with his Romanian counterpart, Bogdan Aurescu, the foreign minister said that a huge implicit was for Romanian investors in not only promoting bilateral trade ties but also from prospects of Pakistan being the mecca of exports to Central Asia as new requests were now being opened up for the world.

Mr. Qureshi prompted Romanian investors and businessmen to the mileage of the huge trade and investment openings offered by Pakistan.

Pertaining to the signing of an agreement between chambers of the two countries, the foreign minister said it would open new avenues for the commercial and private sectors. The private sector would be a driving force in growing bilateral trade ties between the two countries.

Before, Pakistan and Romania inked a Memorandum of Understan­ding (MoU) to enhance bilateral cooperation between trade bodies as well as for provision of educational literacy to Pakistani scholars.

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A Scowl was inked between the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Foreign Minister Qureshi and Romanian Minister for Economy Florin Spataru witnessed the signing form.

The document was inked by Pakistan’s Ambassador in Romania Dr. Zafar Iqbal.

The two countries nominated the Scowl vital for the creation of bilateral trade and commerce.

In another form held at the Romanian foreign ministry, an MoU was inked for the provision of educational literacy to Pakistani scholars by Bucharest Polytechnical University.

Ambassador Dr. Zafar Iqbal inked the MoU from the Pakistani side while University Rector Mihnea Cosmin Costoiu represented Romania.

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