ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that Pakistan intends to promote peaceful and friendly relations with international community particularly with its neighbors.
“Pakistan is playing its due role for promoting regional and international peace and enhance mutual cooperation through its foreign office,” the prime minister said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of new block of the Foreign Office building in Islamabad on Friday.
The prime minister said that the new government is focusing on four point agenda which include weeding out terrorism‚ revival of economy‚ overcoming energy crisis and promoting trade at international level instead of getting aid.
Sharif hoped that the country will overcome its challenges with the cooperation of international community.
The Pakistani premier said that the country is working zealously on strengthening its relations with its neighbors including India and Afghanistan.
“We are committed to further expand our strategic ties with China and rebuild relation with United States on the basis of mutual respect and equality besides further strengthening ties with Islamic countries,” the prime minister said.
The premier said that the world has become a village and Pakistan cannot afford isolation at any level.
Nawaz Sharif said that it is responsibility of our diplomats who are our ambassadors to work hard for strengthening relations with international community particularly with the neighbors and promote trade. He stressed the need to bring changes in the traditional diplomacy to make it according to the needs of the present era.
Earlier‚ the prime minister inaugurated a new block of the Foreign Office building which has been attributed to the Former Foreign Minister Sahabzada Yaqoob Khan.
The prime minister along with his Foreign Affairs team visited the new building and was briefed about the new building.