20 November 2012

Egypt: Morsi's Scheduled Visit to Pakistani Turns New Chapter in Relations

Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said President Mohamed Morsi's scheduled visit to Pakistan will turn over a new chapter in bilateral relations.

Khar said that this is the first visit by an Egyptian president to Islamabad in three decades.

She said that Pakistan will improve its image at the regional and international levels when the leaders of eight developing countries gather in the capital for the D-8 Summit. The summit is slated for November 22.

"Egypt is a very important country in the Islamic world and it should be got close to Pakistan during the coming period," she said underlining the importance the similar stances on Middle East issues, especially the Palestinian cause and the Pakistani supportive stance for the Palestinian rights.

She added that "Pakistan is looking forward to Morsi's expected visit" affirming that it will be a good opportunity for exchanging views over various regional and international issues.

She also said that "President Morsi's speech at the Pakistani parliament on Friday will be a good opportunity to discuss the Egyptian view on the Israeli assault on Gaza and some issues of concern to the Islamic world.

The minister noted that she will discuss with Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr coordinating the stances of both countries regarding the Syrian crisis and the Israeli aggression on Gaza as well bilateral relations between the two countries.

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