Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Asia-Pacific Region: FM.
ISLAMABAD, April 08, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Welcoming the
Australian National Security Advisor, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said
that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with the
countries in Asia-Pacific Region. According to FO Spokesman, he was of
the view that Pakistan viewed with satisfaction the enhanced engagement
and development of partnership between Australia and Pakistan.
Australias National Security Advisor, Duncan Lewis, called on Foreign
Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday. He was accompanied
by the Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Mr. Tim George and other
members of his delegation. The Australian National Security Advisor
expressed the hope that the Foreign Minister would be able to visit
Australia soon. Both sides expected concrete outcomes from his visit.
The Foreign Minister raised the question of reported ban on shipment of
scientific equipment to Pakistan with the National Security Advisor.
Earlier, taking note of the media reports, he had instructed the
Pakistan High Commissioner in Canberra to take up the matter with the
Australian side. The National Security Advisor assured that it was not a
Pakistan - specific action.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)