Pakistan attaches great importance to Commonwealth role in promoting peace

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Sartaj Aziz, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's adviser on foreign affairs, speaks during a news conference in Kabul July 21, 2013. Aziz denied on Sunday backing Afghanistan's breakup or planning to end the Afghan war with a power-sharing role for the Taliban during a fence-mending visit to Kabul aimed at lowering cross-border tension. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)

LONDON: Pakistan says it attaches great importance to the role of Commonwealth in promoting peace, development and democracy.
This was stated by Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz while addressing 50th Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meeting held in London.
He underscored the significance of continuous engagement of the Commonwealth Secretariat with member states.
The meeting was chaired by Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus and was attended by Foreign Ministers and Advisors of various Commonwealth countries.
On this occasion, Sartaj Aziz had a meeting with The Prince of Wales Prince Charles. The Adviser reiterated invitation to Prince Charles to visit Pakistan.
The Prince of Wales said that he was looking forward to the warm hospitality of the Government and people of Pakistan at his earliest convenience.
In a meeting with Secretary General Commonwealth, Adviser Sartaj Aziz reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to work with the Commonwealth.

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