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First meeting of Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs held.

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, chaired the first meeting of the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday. Welcoming the members of the new Advisory Council, Foreign Minister Qureshi, laid out broad contours of Pakistan's foreign policy and key priorities.

The foreign minister underlined the important role of the civil society, including members of the academia, in working with the state institutions for formulating an inclusive and vibrant policy at pace with changing global trends. Member of the Advisory Council appreciated the prime minister's initiative to establish a consultative policy making process and discussed a broad range of issues related to Pakistan's foreign policy.

Earlier, the prime minister had been pleased to constitute Advisory Council of Foreign Affairs under the chairmanship of the foreign minister. The advisory council brings together a diverse range of experience, knowledge and talent with the aim to contribute to a reinvigorated foreign policy under the current government.

The advisory council includes former diplomats, senior academicians and foreign policy experts.

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Publication:Pakistan Today (Lahore, Pakistan)
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Date:Jan 9, 2019
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