The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, within the framework of periodic bilateral meetings, received at the Farnesina the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz.
“Relations between Italy and Pakistan are witnessing a very positive trend, both politically and economically. This satisfactory trend is also testified by the fact that in 2016 we became Pakistan’s third-largest trade partner in Europe,” said Minister Alfano.
The talks focused on the many international and regional topics of common interest. Attention was especially focused on the fight against terrorism and fundamentalism, protecting human rights and the rights of religious minorities, the migration phenomena, cooperating within the United Nations and EU-Pakistan relations and bilateral cooperation in the field of culture.