Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received Ambassador Dr. Brigitta Blaha of Austria for a farewell call at the Foreign Office today.
The Foreign Minister appreciated the Ambassador’s efforts in promoting Pakistan-Austria bilateral relations during her tenure in Pakistan. He emphasized on the need to augment trade and economic ties and greater people-to-people contacts between the two countries.
The Austrian Ambassador reciprocated her government’s desire to further enhance cooperation between the two countries in all areas of mutual interest. She, in particular, emphasized on greater cooperation in the fields of trade, investment and education.The Foreign Minister wished the Ambassador success in her future endeavors.
Fakhar-e-Alam had landed at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city airport, located more than 6000 km away from Moscow, in the wee hours of 29 October 2018 after expiry of his Russian visa.
Ambassador of Pakistan to the Russian Federation as well as other officers of the Embassy remained in touch with Fakhar-e-Alam throughout the day yesterday and kept him, Pakistan Government officials and media informed about the efforts made to secure his visa renewed.
We thank the Government of the Russian Federation, in particular the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for their fullest cooperation in renewing the visa of Fakhar-e-Alam and facilitating his short stay at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.