Qureshi, Kazakbaev review Pak-Kyrgyz bilateral ties, cooperation

ISLAMABAD (APP): Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Foreign Minister of Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbaev Wednesday reviewed the state of bilateral relations and multilateral cooperation, including matters relating to trade and investment, defence and security as well as connectivity agenda.
The two foreign ministers noted with satisfaction the progress made on the CASA-1000 project and expressed commitment for its timely completion, Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a press release. The two foreign ministers met on the sidelines of the 48th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers.
The two sides also agreed to enhance people-to-people contacts and cooperation in the education sector. Issues related to the welfare of Pakistani students and the expatriate community were discussed.
The importance of regular interaction and dialogue under existing mechanisms and exchange of high-level visits to generate further momentum in the relationship was underlined.
The two sides affirmed their commitment to remain constructively and meaningfully engaged to further reinforce Pakistan-Kyrgyz bilateral relations.