Pakistan offers training facilities to DRC youth


Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qure-shi received the Chief of Staff of Land Forces, Lt. Gen. Asinda Fall of the Democratic Republic of Congo , at the Ministry. General Fall is on an un-precedented 6-Day visit to Pakistan at the invitation of his counterpart.

Both sides expressed satisfaction at the traditionally cooperative and cordial ties.Coordination of posi-tions and mutual support for each other’s candida-tures at multilateral Fora also flagged. The Foreign Minister expressed pride in Pakistan’s steadfast and unmatched support and contribution to peacekeeping, peace building and peacemaking effort in DRC with 53,000 uniformed personnel under UN auspices from2003.

FM Qureshi briefed the DRC Chief of Land Forces about Pakistan’s ‘Engage Africa’ policy aimed at enhancing diplomatic footprint and intensifying exchanges and trade with Africa. He also underlined government’s emphasis on ‘geo-economics’.

Foreign Minister Qureshi also conveyed a cordial invitation to his counterpart HE Mr.Cristophe Lu-tundula Apala to visit to Pakistan. He offered further training opportunities for DRC diplomats at Foreign Service Academy Islamabad. He also urged the Congolese side to avail of Pakistan’s Technical Assistance Program facility for DRC youth in Medicine, Pharmacy and Engineering.General Felix’s visit has set a positive tone for fur-ther strengthening and deepening of bilateral ties.


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