New York (September 19, 2017): Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif met Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Khawaja Asif while congratulating the Secretary-General on his dynamic leadership noted the importance of the Arab League as an anchor for stability within the Muslim World.
Ahmed Aboul Gheit expressed great recognition and appreciation for Pakistan’s constructive role in promoting regional peace, harmony and cooperation, especially among the Muslim states.The Secretary-General appreciated Pakistan’s positive role in addressing the challenges confronted by the Muslim world.
He acknowledged Pakistan’s fraternal relations with the members of Arab League include the unwavering support extended by Pakistan to the cause of Palestine.Both sides expressed grave concerns on the situation of Palestine and Jammu & Kashmir, especially the brutal and flagrant targeting of innocent civilians, women, elderly and children in these two territories by the occupying forces.
The Secretary-General invited Khawaja Asif to visit Cairo.
Asif also met Erlan Abdyldayev, the Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan.Both sides expressed satisfaction at the completion of necessary arrangements for CASA-1000 and the newly established air connectivity between the two countries.
They also agreed to enhance mutual cooperation in multilateral fora, especially at the United Nations, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
Noting the 25 years of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan, both sides agreed to mark the occasion through enhanced exchanges and holding bilateral consultations at senior levels.