Bilawal meets leaders, FMs at Munich Security Conference

MUNICH: Minister for Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Saturday held meetings with foreign ministers and leaders of different countries at the Munich Security Council in Germany and discussed matters of mutual interest.
The minister met his Saudi counterpart Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud and the two pledged to increase cooperation of their countries in diverse fields.
Bilawal said Pakistan highly valued its brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia. He also held a meeting with Foreign Minister of Finland Pekka Haa-visto.
The two sides agreed to take forward relations in sectors of education, trade and climate change. Bilawal welcomed the decision of Finland to re-open its embassy in Islamabad.
The minister met with Vice President and Foreign Minister of Jordan Ayman Al Safadi and they agreed to expand bilateral ties and high level con-tacts between Pakistan and Jordan.
He also met with Foreign Minister of Malta Dr Ian Borg and they expressed determination to promote relations in areas of information technology, health, tourism and start ups through the Joint Technical Commission. He had a meeting with chief of International Crisis Group Dr Comfort Ero and they concurred to adopt a coordinated strategy to resolve issues fac-ing the humanity.

The minister also held discussions with US Senator Lindsey Graham and other members of the Congress and they talked about issues of climate change and the challenges faced by humanity. –Agencies