Pakistan and Malaysia have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening bilateral trade and investment ties, as highlighted during a meeting between Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar and his Malaysian counterpart Dato Seri Haji Mohamad Bin Hasan. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s special meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday.

Both ministers emphasized the importance of regular high-level contacts in enhancing bilateral trade and investment relations. They agreed to convene the next round of the Joint Ministerial Commission meeting in Islamabad later this year. Additionally, they resolved to explore opportunities in various sectors and study markets in both countries to maximize economic benefits.

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In discussions concerning the situation in Gaza, the two sides called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and urged for the urgent provision of humanitarian relief to Palestinians. They also emphasized the need for closer cooperation within the framework of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to find a peaceful and lasting solution to the Palestinian question.

Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar extended an invitation to his Malaysian counterpart to visit Pakistan, which was graciously accepted. This exchange further underscores the commitment of both nations to deepen their bilateral relations and foster mutual cooperation in various fields.