Pakistan, Italy agree to pursue joint ventures in trade, economic spheres

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Italy have agreed to pursue joint ventures in trade and economic spheres through transfer of technology.
The agreement came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Secretary General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Elisabetta Balloniat in Islamabad on Thursday.
They also reaffirmed the excellent cooperation existing between the two countries at the multilateral fora, including the United Nations, and agreed to further deepen it.
The Foreign Minister appreciated the longstanding Pakistan-Italy relations and strong institutional mechanisms of cooperation in diverse fields, including the political dialogue process.
He emphasized upon the need to enhance high level exchanges and augment cooperation in the spheres of trade, investment, economic development, culture and tourism.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi underlined the need for opening channels of legal migration between the two countries.
The Italian Secretary General said her government’s resolve to strengthen bilateral cooperation in all areas and assured full cooperation on working together with the new government.
The two sides discussed a wide range of regional and bilateral issues of mutual interest and expressed satisfaction at the current state of relations.

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