Pakistan, Iran vow to further strengthen bilateral ties

TEHRAN: Pakistan and Iran have reiterated the resolve to further strengthen bilateral relations in diverse areas during the maiden visit of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.   Addressing a joint press conference along with Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Tehran, FM Bilawal reiterated the country’s commitment to strengthen bilateral relations with Iran in diverse areas and said that building close relations with Iran remained Pakistan’s high … Continue reading Pakistan, Iran vow to further strengthen bilateral ties

Pakistan, Turkey ink agreements, MoUs for enhanced cooperation

ANKARA: Pakistan and Turkey have signed various bilateral agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) during Prime Minister’s visit to Ankara, ARY News reported on Wednesday. According to details, the agreements were signed for enhanced cooperation in diverse areas of mutual interest, including trade, economy, communication, environment and housing. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also witnessed the signing of bilateral agreements and … Continue reading Pakistan, Turkey ink agreements, MoUs for enhanced cooperation

Pakistan, Oman take part in navy exercise

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy and Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) participated in a bilateral naval exercise titled Thamar Al Tayyib 2021 (TAT-21) in the North Arabian Sea. The exercise included participation of surface and air units, besides Special Operations Forces from both navies. The Omani Navy Task Group comprised RNO ships Al Dhaferah and Al Seeb and Royal Air Force of Oman’s maritime patrol aircraft. During … Continue reading Pakistan, Oman take part in navy exercise

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia sign deals on workers’ recruitment, skills

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have signed two agreements related to workers’ recruitment and skills verification of Pakistani workforce being employed in the kingdom, said a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Sunday. It said the signing ceremony of the agreements took place during the visit of Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood to Saudi Arabia. According to the FO, the agreement … Continue reading Pakistan, Saudi Arabia sign deals on workers’ recruitment, skills

Pakistan, IMF reach staff-level agreement on revival of $6bn loan

WASHINGTON: Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have reached a staff-level agreement on revival of $6 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF) that was suspended in April this year. “The Pakistani authorities and IMF staff have reached a staff-level agreement on policies and reforms needed to complete the sixth review under the EFF,” read a statement issued by the Fund. “The agreement is subject to … Continue reading Pakistan, IMF reach staff-level agreement on revival of $6bn loan

Pakistan, IMF reach staff-level agreement on steps for revival of package

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan reached a staff-level agreement on policies and reforms needed to complete the sixth review under the $6 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF) which has been ‘in recess’ since April, the Fund announced in a statement on Monday. The agreement is subject to approval by the Fund’s Executive Board, following the implementation of prior actions, notably on fiscal and … Continue reading Pakistan, IMF reach staff-level agreement on steps for revival of package

Pakistan, Afghanistan hold delegation-level talks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan on Thursday held delegation-level talks to discuss bilateral matters besides the issues of regional stability. During delegation-level talks, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi while underlining Pakistan’s commitment to peace, stability and progress in Afghanistan, also reaffirmed the country’s resolve to strengthen bilateral relations in all areas. The foreign minister, in a meeting with acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi … Continue reading Pakistan, Afghanistan hold delegation-level talks

Pakistan, UAE sign accord to deal with climate change

Pakistan and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the fields of climate change mitigation and environmental protection. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, and Malik Amin Aslam, Minister for Climate Change and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, signed the agreement on the sidelines of the 26th UN … Continue reading Pakistan, UAE sign accord to deal with climate change

Pakistan, Iran set $5bn trade target by 2023

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran have agreed to take measures to expand the annual trade exchanges to $5 billion by the year 2023. “Understanding of the new trade target was reached during the ninth meeting of Iran-Pakistan Joint Trade Committee held in Tehran,” said a commerce ministry official announcement released on Saturday. Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Reza Fatemi Amin said both countries were … Continue reading Pakistan, Iran set $5bn trade target by 2023

Pakistan, Iran seek urgent steps to avert Afghan crisis

TEHRAN: Foreign ministers of Pakistan and Iran on Tuesday called for an active response from the world to the situation in Afghanistan following the exit of foreign troops and urged the international community to avert the humanitarian crisis by providing immediate financial assistance to the war-torn country. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian expressed unanimity of views on extending humanitarian … Continue reading Pakistan, Iran seek urgent steps to avert Afghan crisis