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Pakistan, Portugal agree to strengthen bilateral ties


Brussels, 26 January 2024 (TDI): Pakistan and Portugal have agreed to strengthen bilateral ties in different sectors. Ambassador of Pakistan to Brussels Amna Baloch met with Permanent Representative of Portugal to the European Union Pedro Lourtie here on Thursday. They discussed matters of mutual interest for both countries.

The Pakistani ambassador said the meeting provided an opportunity to discuss global and regional issues of importance, and to reiterate the deepening of cooperation between Pakistan and Portugal.


Pakistan and Portugal continue to enjoy deep-rooted historical linkages with each other. Both states support one another in all spheres of cooperation at international and national levels. Portugal always lauded the efforts of Pakistan in its fight against terrorism and extremism.

Portugal and Pakistan enjoy multifaceted and friendly relations characterized by shared interests. Both states supported each other candidature for several positions in various UN and international bodies. It is also significant to note that the result of several high-level visits between the two countries provided fresh momentum in bilateral relations.

Portugal also considers Pakistan as a close ally and important partner in collaboration both in terms of economic cooperation and development. Both states have the urge to develop further linkages in healthcare, education, and development affairs along with cultural exchanges.

Pakistan-Portugal Business Council was established to streamline the investment opportunities for the counterparts in both states. There are several opportunities to strengthen the existing ties. There are several important and worthwhile opportunities for investment that Pakistan has offered to the investors of Portugal.

Bilateral Political Consultations

The Third Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Pakistan and Portugal was held in Lisbon on 13 April 2023. The Pakistan delegation was headed by Additional Foreign Secretary (Europe), Ambassador Muhammad Saleem while Director General for Foreign Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Rui Vinhas led the Portuguese side.

The agenda included a discussion on a broad range of bilateral, regional, and global issues of common interest. It includes regional security, climate change, and cooperation at the multilateral forum.

The two sides expressed satisfaction at the current state of bilateral relations. They reaffirmed their commitment to further expand and diversify mutually beneficial cooperation.

They agreed to enhance bilateral trade and investment, and collaboration in agriculture, water management, ICT, blue economy, green technologies, and employment opportunities for the Pakistani workforce.

It was agreed to hold regular sessions of the Political Consultations with the next session to be held in Islamabad. The Portuguese delegation will visit Pakistan on mutually agreed dates.

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