FM Qureshi met Niger PM Rafini; announces scholarships to Nigerien students

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

28th Nov, 2020. 10:05 pm
Qureshi meets Niger PM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Niger Brigi Rafini in Niamey today (Saturday) and discussed bilateral relations.

FM Qureshi apprised the Niger Prime Minister about the ongoing situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan will also send rice, blankets, tents and medicines for the flood victims of Niger, the foreign minister added.

Also, taking to Twitter, Shah has expressed that it was wonderful to meet PM Rafini. He also extended thankfulness on behalf of Pakistan for principled stance on Jammu & Kashmir dispute.

He said Pakistan will extend cooperation to Niger in different sectors including agriculture, irrigation and infrastructure development. He also announced scholarships for two hundred students of Niger.

Earlier in a day, in a meeting with his UAE counterpart, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi highlighted the difficulties faced by Pakistani nationals in obtaining visas to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Qureshi and UAE Minister of State Reem Al Hashimy met and discussed the need to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

The Foreign Office confirmed last week that the UAE had stopped issuing visas to Pakistani nationals as well as other countries.

A Foreign Office spokesman said the move appeared to be aimed at an outbreak of the coronavirus, but would seek further clarification from UAE officials.

According to the statement, “During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral cooperation, the situation at Cove 19, Pakistan’s participation in the Expo and other issues of mutual interest.”

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