Pakistan urges to enhance economic contacts by Cuba

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 30 (DNA): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has underlined the need for enhancing economic cooperation and people to people exchanges between Pakistan and Cuba to strengthen bilateral ties. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held wide-ranging talks with VicePresident of Cuba Mr. Roberto Morales Odeja along with his delegation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning. Cuban delegation is on a three-day bilateral visit to Islamabad.

Talking to Cuban Vice President Roberto Morales Odeja, he said there is
enormous potential for Pakistan and Cuba to enhance cooperation in
health and agricultural sectors.

Appreciating the Cuban advancement in the field of bio-technology, the
Foreign Minister proposed collaboration in research and development for
production of life saving vaccines.

The Foreign Minister also briefed the Cuban delegation on India’s
unilateral and illegal actions of August 05 in the Indian Occupied Jammu
and Kashmir.

The Foreign Minister highlighted the excellent bilateral relations
between Pakistan and Cuba.

While highlighting the ongoing sufferings of the innocent people, he
encouraged Cuba to raise its voice against the human rights violations
in occupied Kashmir.

He added that there was enormous potential for Pakistan and Cuba to
enhance cooperation in the health and agricultural sectors. Appreciating
the Cuban advancement in the field of bio-technology, the Foreign
Minister proposed collaboration in research & development for production
of life saving vaccines.

The Foreign Minister also offered training opportunities for Cuban
diplomats at Pakistan’s Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad.

After the meeting, Pakistan and Cuba signed the agreement on the
exemption from visa requirement for diplomatic and official passport
holders. Secretary, Ministry of Interior signed the agreement on behalf
of Pakistan. The agreement would facilitate the travel of the officials
of the two countries. DNA
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