Pakistan unveils ‘Engage Africa’ foreign policy contours spearheaded by FM Qureshi

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Pakistan unveils ‘Engage Africa’ foreign policy contours spearheaded by FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan has reiterated its firm commitment to forging stronger partnership with Africa in all spheres of cooperation.

In a statement issued on Africa Day 2021 today, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said Pakistan reaffirms its full support to the aspirations of African nations for peace, progress and prosperity.

He said Pakistan extends its heartiest felicitations on "Africa Day 2021," commemorating the 58th Anniversary of the establishment of the African Union.

The Spokesperson said Pakistan has been making sustained and meaningful contributions towards peace and security efforts in Africa.

He said since 1960s, Pakistani blue helmets, under the UN auspices, have been engaged in peace-keeping and peace-building initiatives across the Continent.

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said Pakistan has set its course to re-energize and reinforce its partnership with Africa.

Spearheaded by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the "Engage Africa" Initiative aims at strengthening political and diplomatic linkages, further deepening and broadening mutually beneficial trade and economic ties, and expanding cultural and people-to-people exchanges.