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11th Round of Pakistan-South Korea Bilateral Political Consultations held


Islamabad, 30th September 2021 (TDI): The 11th Round of Foreign-Secretary Level Bilateral Political Consultations between Pakistan and the Republic of Korea was held on 29 September, Wednesday. The meeting took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office, Islamabad.

First Vice-Foreign Minister Choi Jong Kun of ROK (L), Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Sohail Mahmood (R)

The Pakistani delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood. While First Vice-Foreign Minister Choi Jong Kun chaired the Korean side . The two sides reviewed entire gambit of Pakistan-South Korea relations. Along with this, they exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.

Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood briefed Korean delegation about the regional  dynamics of South Asia. He shared Pakistan’s perspective on the developments in Afghanistan. He reiterated the need for continued and positive engagement of the international community in Afghanistan. Sohail Mahmood said, international community must not leave Afghanistan alone at this critical juncture. It should collectively work for averting humanitarian and economic crisis in Afghanistan.

Furthermore, Foreign Secretary informed the Korean side about grave human rights violations in Illegally Indian Occupied Kashmir (IIOK). He added India is undertaking measures to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory.

The Korean delegation apprised the Pakistani side about the evolving dynamics on the Korean peninsula. Korean side thanked Pakistan for assisting in evacuating Korean nations from Afghanistan.

Pakistan and the Republic of Korea share cordial bilateral relations based on understanding, trust and respect. The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1983.

During the meeting, the two sides expressed their views to further solidify bilateral and multilateral cooperation. They agreed to further explore avenues of cooperation in various sectors including trade, investment, technology, defense, cultural and people-to-people interactions.

The two sides agreed to hold the 12th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations in Seoul in the first half of 2022.

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