Foreign Minister arrives in Brussels on 2-day visit

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Brussels on a two-day official visit, reported Radio Pakistan.

He was received at the airport by Pakistan Ambassador in Belgium and members of the diplomatic staff of Pakistan Embassy.

The former minister had earlier said Pakistan and the European Union (EU) have agreed on a strategic plan after a series of talks and it would be signed on June 25.

“I will sign the agreement with EU’s [high representative for foreign affairs and security policy] Federica Mogherini. It will pave the way for long-term cooperation between Pakistan and the EU,” the minister said before leaving for the official visit.

“Pakistan and the EU have a longstanding and strong relationship. We have helped each other in several sectors and now we plan to give a new direction to our ties,” he added. “This [the strategic plan] is a really good development.”

During his tour, the foreign minister will also visit the Nato headquarters and meet its general secretary. Qureshi will meet and address the Pakistani community in Brussels.