Islamabad, 26 January 2022 (TDI): The Pakistani Foreign Minister, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic exchange with his counterpart, the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Mukhtar Tileuberdi.

During the phone call, the two counterparts exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as regional issues pertaining to mutual interests.

The Pakistani and Kazakh Foreign Minister re-affirmed their commitment to enhancing bilateral collaboration in all dimensions ushering towards sustainable cooperation. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan underscored the significance of improved bilateral trade and economic collaboration.

The discussion encompassed the decisions taken during the previous session of the Joint Ministerial Commission held in Almaty in November last year. Foreign Minister Qureshi likewise underscored the paramount significance of regional connectivity as well as the role of the Quadrilateral Traffic in Transit Agreement (QTTA).

Furthermore, the two sides correspondingly exchanged views on stability and peace in the region, in particular the humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. Aside from that, the two counterparts reaffirmed their collaboration at all regional and international platforms.

These include the United Nations (UN), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) on all issues for joint benefit. Lastly, the duo of Foreign Ministers decided to remain in close contact for additional enhancement of bilateral collaboration across a wide range of fields.

Pakistan and Kazakhstan enjoy close and cordial fraternal relations that stem from a common outlook towards global issues as well as Islamic brotherhood, mutual understanding, and beneficence for each other. Moreover, Kazakhstan is also an emerging market for Pakistani goods.