Pakistan attaches high importance to ties with Benin


ISLAMABAD, JAN 26 /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reached out to his counterpart from Benin Aurélien Agbénonci today. Both Ministers expressed satisfaction at the state of bilateral ties that are characterized by commonality of views on issues of regional and international importance.

The Foreign Minister reiterated that Pakistan attached high importance to its relations with Benin. He lauded Benin’s substantive contributions to regional and international organizations like UN, OIC, AU and ECOWAS. He also recalled the week-long visit by Pakistan Navy Ship ‘Nasar’ to Cotonou Port, in March 2021, while on a ‘Humanitarian & Disaster Relief Mission.’
The Foreign Minister highlighted Pakistan’s ‘Engage Africa Policy’ aimed at enhancing diplomatic, political and economic ties with Africa.
Foreign Minister Agbénonci welcomed bilateral collaboration in the field of diplomatic training.
The two Foreign Ministers also agreed on strengthening bilateral consultations mechanism and enhancing exchanges between the respective Foreign Ministries.