ISLAMABAD: /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received the Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia, Borhene El Kamel.

The Foreign Minister highlighted Pakistan’s historical and fraternal ties with Tunisia predating the latter’s independence.

The Foreign Minister lauded Tunisia’s contributions to regional peace and stability under the sagacious leadership of President, Mr. Kais Saied. He also praised Tunisia’s positive role at the UN Security Council (UNSC) during its two year term as non-permanent member.

FM Qureshi appreciated Tunisia’s vision for making OIC a substantive platform for advancing interfaith harmony and peaceful coexistence as well as cooperation on addressing international issues such as Jammu & Kashmir and Islamophobia.

He paid glowing tributes to Tunisia for its unequivocal and principled support over Kashmir during its stint at UNSC as Non-Permanent member.

The Foreign Minister welcomed the 3rd Session of Bilateral Political Consultations held between Foreign Secretaries in March 2021. In his capacity as Co-Chair for Pakistan-Tunisia Joint Commission, FM Qureshi expressed keenness to convene the 10th Session in Islamabad during 2022 and welcomed the likelihood of business persons accompanying the delegation from Tunisia.

Foreign Minister extended his personal greetings and best wishes to his Tunisian counterpart Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi adding that he looked forward to welcome him at the OIC-CFM being hosted by Pakistan on March 22-23, 2022.