Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi shows full support for Malaysian PM Mahathir Muslim 5 Nations initiative
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Ministry Shah Mehmood Qureshi shows full support for Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad Muslim 5 Nations initiative.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has shown Pakistan’s full support for the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad’s initiative of a collaboration of five Muslim nations, which include Pakistan, Indonesia, Turkey, Qatar, and Malaysia, for socio-economic development in the region.
Qureshi made these remarks while speaking at the second Kuala Lampur Summit Ministerial Meeting in the Doha.
Addressing the meeting, Qureshi maintained that the challenges faced by Muslim countries in the field of governance, development, climate change, terrorism, and Islamophobia required a comprehensive response.
The foreign minister noted that the ‘juggernaut of globalization’ was causing civilizational and cultural erosion for Muslim Ummah and underscored the need for preventive measures.
We must not only make sure that we are not left behind but can preserve our unique civilizational identity, cultural personality, and national sovereignty.
He highlighted that Pakistan, Iran, Qatar, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Turkey combined, produce 50% of the total GDP of the Muslim world.
We must have the requisite political and diplomatic space to enhance beneficial cooperation among us for socioeconomic development.
Qureshi added that during the KL summit, Pakistan will propose cooperation in the fields of trade, tourism, Islamic banking, food security, higher education, science and technology, and women empowerment among the Muslim-5 countries.