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PM Imran Khan approved the appointment of ambassadors in world capitals | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday approved the appointment of Pakistan’s ambassador to various world capitals including replacing foreign office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, ARY NEWS reported.

According to the details, the prime minister approved the appointment of Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri as high commissioner in Australia as the current ambassador will serve as ambassador in Norway.

Seljuk Tarar was appointed as ambassador in the Netherlands, while ambassador Shujaat Rathore was appointed as the state envoy in Spain.

Subsequently, Amir Shaukat was assigned as ambassador in Switzerland and Amir Khurram Rathore as high commissioner in Canada. Outgoing envoy from Canada, Raza Bashir was assigned to the foreign ministry.

In other changes, Ahmed Naseem Waraich was assigned as envoys in Portugal, Amjad Ahmed Ali and Moazzam Ali as general advisors in Iraq and Melbourne respectively.

In a a similar revamp made in October 2018, the government announced a major overhaul of its diplomatic deployments abroad, including the proposed appointment of two career diplomats Dr Asad Majeed Khan and Nafees Zekria as Pakistan’s new ambassadors and high commissioner in Washington and London.

At that time, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi conveyed that the appointment of a career diplomat as Pakistan’s new envoy in Washington (US), London (UK), Ottawa (Canada), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Doha (Qatar), Rabat (Morocco), Belgrade (Serbia) ), Havana (Cuba) and Dubai (UAE) was decided after detailed discussions with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Provide details proposed The appointment, the Indonesian Foreign Minister said that Raza Bashir Tarar would be appointed as High Commissioner for Ottawa, Ambassador Raja Ali Aijaz in Riyadh, Ambassador Syed Ahsan Raza Shah in Doha, Ambassador Hamid Asghar Khan in Belgrade, Ambassador Sahibzada Ahmad Khan in Havana, and Consul Ahmad Amjad Ali. General in Dubai.




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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shares PM Imran Khan’s scheduled visit to Sri Lanka | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office announced on Friday that at the invitation of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a two-day official visit to Colombo starting February 23, ARY NEWS reported.

According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this will be PM Imran Khan’s first visit to Sri Lanka after taking office and he will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Cabinet members and senior officials.

Sharing the prime minister’s schedule during the visit, the spokesman said that Imran Khan will meet with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

“The prime minister will also chair delegation-level talks, covering all areas of cooperation between the two countries including trade and investment, health and education, agriculture and science & technology, defense and security, and culture and tourism,” FO said adding that in addition to that views will also be exchanged on key regional and international issues.

During the visit, the spokesman said that the reconstitution of the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Association would be announced to further promote parliamentary exchanges between the two countries.

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The Prime Minister will also participate in the joint ‘Trade and Investment Conference’ which aims to promote trade and investment between the two countries. A number of MoUs to enhance bilateral cooperation will be signed during the visit.

The foreign office said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have maintained close, friendly and mutually supportive relations since 1948 and they share the same views on various international and regional issues.

“The two sides are working closely together in international and regional forums including the United Nations and SAARC and the prime minister’s visit will help further strengthen relations between the two countries and enhance mutual cooperation in various fields,” the spokesman said. said.




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