Tuesday, January 31, 2023

FM Qureshi offers African countries low-cost technology, manpower

FM Qureshi offers African countries low-cost technology, manpower
NAIROBI (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday offered the African countries to provide cheap technology and manpower. Addressing the Pakistan-Africa Trade Development Conference in Nairobi, he said that Pak-Kenya bilateral trade has reached US$1 billion. He termed Kenya a future door of Africa. The minister said that Pakistan had wiped out terrorism and transformative structural reforms are turning challenges into opportunities. “Pakistan today has all the ingredients to become a twenty-first century success.” Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan is known to possess 92 minerals, of which 52 are commercially exploited. “Pakistan's economy has stabilized and is on path for sustained growth over a longer trajectory.” Later talking to Kenyan counterpart Raychelle Omamo, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan considers its diplomatic relations with the African countries including Kenya very important. “Kenya is the biggest trade market for Pakistani products after China.” Meanwhile, Pakistan and Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with regard to the training of diplomats. This MOU is related to the Foreign Service Academies of both the countries. The MoU was signed by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Foreign Minister of Kenya Raychelle Omamo.