Asia Cooperation Dialogue: Pakistan offers full support on Tourism and Culture

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Jan, 2021. 11:25 am
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Pakistan has reiterated importance of coordinated action to benefit from from pooling resources for the novel coronavirus response.

According to the details, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in his tweet informed that Pakistan offered full support to Asia Cooperation Dialogue agenda on Tourism and Culture.

He said:

As part of Asia Cooperation Dialogue, reiterated importance of coordinated action to benefit from shared experiences & pooling resources for covid19 response & financing implementation of 2030 Sustainable Devpt agenda. Pakistan offered full support to #ACD agenda on Tourism & Culture.

Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) meeting held on Thursday, via video conference where a comprehensive declaration was adopted on future cooperation perspectives that will serve as an important roadmap for the member states.

Hosting the 17th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of the ACD Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu praised all member states for their contributions to the Ankara Declaration

Cavusoglu said the comprehensive declaration would “lay the ground for action in the next decade under the six pillars of cooperation of the ACD” — connectivity; science, technology and innovation; development of education and human resources; food, energy and water security nexus; culture and tourism; support for comprehensive and sustainable development.

Asia Cooperation Dialogue

The Asia Cooperation Dialogue was established as an intergovernmental forum in 2002 to develop cooperation among Asian countries and improve the competitiveness of Asia at the global level.

With 35 member countries, the forum has the highest number of attendees in Asia. Pakistan is one of the founding members of the Dialogue.

ACD aims to constitute the missing link in Asia by incorporating every Asian country and building an Asian Community without duplicating other organizations or creating a bloc against others.

A key principle is to consolidate Asian strengths and fortify Asia’s competitiveness by maximizing the diversity and rich resources evident in Asia.

The core values of the ACD are positive thinking; informality; voluntarism; non-institutionalization; openness; respect for diversity; the comfort level of member countries; and the evolving nature of the ACD process.

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