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Prime Minister Imran Khan cancels visit to Malaysia

Prime Minister Imran Khan cancels visit to Malaysia
December 17, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday cancelled his scheduled visit to Malaysia. Sources in the Foreign Ministry said that the Malaysian prime minister had been informed about the decision. No Pakistani representative will participate in Kuala Lumpur Summit. 92 News had informed its viewers that there were bleak chances of Prime Minister Imran Khan visiting Malaysia. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Geneva, Switzerland to co-convene the First Global Refugee Forum. Prime Minister Imran Khan will articulate Pakistan’s perspective, experience and contribution to the Afghan refugees. Upon his arrival, he was received by Permanent Representative of Pakistan to UN Geneva, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Representatives of Swiss Government and UN High Commissioner for Refugees. During PM Imran Khan’s visit to Bahrain, three memorandum of understandings (MoUs) were signed. PM Khan also participated in the National Day celebrations of Bahrain as Guest of Honor and was conferred upon the Bahrain Order, the highest civil award, in recognition of his remarkable leadership, outstanding achievements and contribution to further strengthening relations between the two countries.
Pakistan and Bahrain denounced terrorism
Pakistan and Bahrain denounced terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including state terrorism, and reaffirmed their desire to strengthen cooperation in the fight against this menace. According to a joint statement issued after the day-long visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Kingdom of Bahrain, expressing satisfaction regarding the growing economic cooperation between the two countries, both the sides recognized the potential for greater trade and commercial exchanges and agreed to take all necessary steps to increase the volume of bilateral trade. Pakistan and Bahrain have agreed to further broaden and deepen bilateral engagements across all mutually beneficial fields. The prime minister held meetings with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The discussions focused on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of common interest. The leaders underscored the importance of further promoting political and economic relations, and strengthening cooperation in the fields of public health, energy, education, agriculture and tourism. Prime Minister Imran Khan conveyed his deep appreciation on behalf of Pakistan for the royal gesture to establish King Hamad Nursing and Associated Medical Science University in Pakistan. Both the sides underlined the importance of continuing regular consultations through the existing institutional mechanisms and agreed to hold the second meeting of the Bahrain-Pakistan Joint Ministerial Commission in Manama in the first quarter of next year. The two sides welcomed the recent signing of an agreement on military cooperation which will further increase the sharing of information, intelligence and assessments. The two sides committed to providing favorable environments for investors from both countries and emphasized the need for a regular and timely exchange of information on available investment opportunities. Pakistani side encouraged Bahraini investors to take advantage of favorable investing in areas of infrastructure development, energy, tourism, food processing and services. Both sides exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, including security situation in West and South Asia. Both sides reiterated the importance of peaceful resolution of all disputes in the light of international legitimacy and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.