Islamabad, 25 January 2022 (TDI): Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia, Borhene El Kamel called on the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad.

During the meeting, the Pakistani Foreign Minister accentuated the historical and brotherly ties between Pakistan and Tunisia ever since the latter’s independence as well as the potential of further strengthening bilateral ties for mutual advantage.

Furthermore, Shah Mahmood Qureshi praised the contributions of Tunisia for ensuring regional peace and stability under the leadership of Tunisian President, Kais Saied. In addition, he also lauded the positive role played by Tunisia at the UN Security Council (UNSC) during its two-year tenure as a Non-Permanent Member.

Foreign Minister Qureshi admired Tunisia’s vision for making OIC a worthwhile medium for promoting interfaith harmony as well as peaceful coexistence. He also appreciated the country’s proactive approach for issues pertaining to Jammu & Kashmir and Islamophobia.

Tunisia has unequivocally supported Pakistan’s stance over Kashmir during its term at the UNSC as a Non-Permanent Member. Shah Mehmood Qureshi commended the 3rd Session of Bilateral Political Consultations held between Foreign Secretaries in March 2021.

Pakistani Foreign Minister, in his role as Co-Chair for Pakistan-Tunisia Joint Commission, communicated willingness to host the 10th Session of the Commission in Islamabad during 2022. Besides, he also welcomed the probability of business personnel accompanying the Tunisian delegation.

The participation of the representatives of different Tunisian enterprises will be mutually beneficial for the two allies as Pakistan has a lucrative market and has much to offer in terms of investment.

Lastly, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan extended his personal greetings as well as best wishes to Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi, his Tunisian counterpart adding that he looked forward to welcoming him at the OIC-CFM which will be hosted by Pakistan on March 22-23, 2022.