Pakistan Italy bilateral consultations held, Key decisions taken

Pakistan Italy bilateral consultations held, Key decisions taken

ISLAMABAD - The 4th round of Pakistan-Italy Annual Bilateral Political Consultations was held in Islamabad on Thursday.

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua led the Pakistan delegation, while the Italian side was headed by Secretary General of Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Elisabetta Balloni.

The two sides discussed the entire range of bilateral relations, including regional and global issues of mutual interest.

They also agreed to further build on the already existing strong cooperation at the multilateral fora, in particular at the United Nations.

The Italian delegation was briefed about the government's priorities and people centric reform agenda and on the situation of peace and security in the region, including Pakistan-India relations and continuing grave violation of human rights in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The Italian Secretary General agreed on the importance of strengthening cooperation in trade and investment, including through private sector joint ventures.

The next round of Annual Bilateral Political Consultations will be held in Rome next year at mutually convenient dates.