Govt dedicated to bolster ties with US, different counties: FM Bilawal

Overseas Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Picture: file  

TASHKENT: Overseas Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who’s at present attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Overseas Ministers Assembly in Uzbekistan’s capital, on Saturday stated that the federal government was taking measures to enhance its ties with all of the counties, together with the US.

In response to the main points, Bilawal has held a number of bilateral conferences with international ministers of Central Asian international locations on the sidelines of the convention — which is being held in reference to the preparations for the SCO Heads of State assembly scheduled to be held in September.

Bilawal met his Chinese language counterpart Wang Yi for the third time since assuming workplace, furthermore, he additionally held bilateral conferences with the Russian international minister.

Reacting to Imran Khan’s criticism that stated relations between Pakistan and the US weaken in the course of the tenure of the coalition authorities, the international minister stated, “There isn’t a reality in Imran Khan’s claims.”

Khan tried to strengthen relations with Washington when he was in energy, he stated and requested what was their fault if he failed to spice up ties with the US.

Responding to a different query, he stated, “There aren’t any plans of holding bilateral conferences with India in September.”

Bilawal stated that each India and Pakistan are a part of the SCO bloc and the 2 international locations are solely engaged within the context of the broad-based actions of the group.

The international minister stated: “India is our neighbouring nation, whereas one can determine on a whole lot of issues it can’t select its neighbours; subsequently we should always get used to residing with them.”

Bilawal recalled that after 2019 constructive dialogue with India turned tough, whereas statements primarily based on Islamophobia by Indian officers are additional creating hurdles in dialogue.

The statements of Indian politicians primarily based on Islamophobia are making bilateral dialogues tough, stated Bilawal. The international minister maintained, “We’re looking for financial alternatives for our individuals”.

China assures continued assist to Pakistan 

In the meantime, China has assured its continued assist to Pakistan in safeguarding its sovereignty, territorial integrity and taking part in a extra necessary function in regional and worldwide affairs.

The reassurance was given by Chinese language State Councilor and Overseas Minister Wang Yi throughout a gathering with FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on the sidelines of the SCO international ministers’ assembly.

The Chinese language international minister referred to as for efforts to deepen cooperation alongside the China-Pakistan Financial Hall, Radio Pakistan reported. 

Describing the 2 international locations as actual mates and good brothers, he stated no matter adjustments within the home and worldwide state of affairs, China and Pakistan unswervingly safeguard their friendship and assist one another on points involving their respective core pursuits and customary issues.

He stated China helps its corporations to spend money on Pakistan and is keen to import extra high-quality agricultural merchandise from Pakistan.

In his remarks, Bilawal stated Pakistan at all times regards the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the 2 international locations because the cornerstone of its international relations.

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