ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the Philippines have reiterated the commitment to further intensify bilateral cooperation in different sectors, including trade, education, science and technology.
The commitment was made at the fourth round of policy consultation talks between the two countries held in Manila on Thursday.
Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry led the Pakistan side while Under Secretary for Policy of the Department of Foreign Affairs Evan P. Garcia led the Philippines side.
The two sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and expressed satisfaction at the continued growth of mutually beneficial cooperation in diverse fields.
Both sides also discussed regional issues and matters pertaining to cooperation at multilateral fora, including inter-faith dialogue. Pakistan reaffirmed its desire for an enhanced partnership with ASEAN states.
The Philippines’ side gave an overview of the regional issues in South East Asia. The Pakistan side was also briefed on the situation in South Asia and Pakistan’s efforts to ensure peace in the region.
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