| GEO Pakistan|
| Pak wants to extend assistance in Afghanistan reconstruction: FM|
| Updated at: 0249 PST, Tuesday, May 18, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that Pakistan wanted to assist Afghanistan in capacity building and reconstruction efforts, including through the involvement of Pakistan’s private sector.
In this regard, he said Pakistan was willing to continue working with the international community and remain engaged with Afghanistan.
He was speaking as Chief Guest at a dinner hosted by the Spanish Ambassador Gonzalo Maria Quintero Saravia here today. The Spanish Ambassador hosted the dinner in Spain’s capacity as the current President of the rotating Presidency of the EU.
The dinner was attended by all Envoys of the EU countries based in Islamabad.
The Foreign Minister recalled the visit of EU Ambassadors to Peshawar and their support to the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He briefed the EU Ambassadors on the Government’s policies aimed at strengthening democracy and democratic institutions in the country.
The successful counter-terrorism strategy of the Government was also highlighted.
On Foreign Policy issues, the Foreign Minister informed the EU Ambassadors about several initiatives, including the “Friends of Democratic Pakistan” which had lent strategic support to Pakistan in its difficult times.