Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke to the Foreign Minister Stef Blok of the Netherlands today. This was the second telephonic conversation between the two Foreign Ministers this week.
The Foreign Ministers discussed the announcement by the Dutch Islamophobe parliamentarianGeert Wilders to call off the blasphemous caricature competition. The Dutch Foreign Minister reiterated his government’s position of disassociation with Wilder’s activities and assured of continued cooperation.
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi noted that the timely efforts made by the two governments helped in achieving the desired result. He stressed on the need to work together to raise awareness and limiting the disturbing trend of Islamophobia, incitement to racial and religious hatred, and building bridges among civilizations.
The two Foreign Ministers agreed to continue working together on issues of mutual interest.