Hosting two OIC meetings ‘achievement’ for Pakistan: FM


Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Friday it was an achievement for Pakistan to host two Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meetings in Islamabad.
Speaking to the officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was not in favour of brewing discords with other countries, however, stressed that it believed that no compromise should be made on national sovereignty and integrity.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan’s foreign policy’s foremost priority during PTI government was to safeguard national interests. He emphasized that attaining economic stability was vital to pursuing a strong foreign policy.
FM Qureshi mentioned several initiatives taken by the government at the foreign policy front including economic diplomacy, Engage Africa policy, Central Asia Vision policy, and the establishment of the Strategic Communication Division.
Talking to officers of foreign ministry, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said efforts of Pakistani diplomats were being acknowledged abroad and mentioned that the huge remittances sent by the diaspora was a reflection of this fact.