Pakistan has offered to extend cooperation to Somalia in the fields of science, technology, defense and diplomacy.
The offer was made by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi during a meeting with his Somali counterpart Abdisaid Muse Ali on the sidelines of OIC ministerial conference in Islamabad on Sunday.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said a Memorandum of Understanding for bilateral political consultations between the two countries will be finalized soon.
He said Pakistan is committed to increase bilateral trade with Somalia.
On the occasion, the Somalian Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan for organizing the extra ordinary meeting of OIC countries.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has underscored the significance of establishing direct air and road connectivity between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan to promote business and people-to-people exchanges.
He was talking to Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Aibek Artykbaev on the sidelines of OIC ministerial conference in Islamabad on Sunday. The two sides exchanged views on issues of bilateral importance and regional situation.
They stressed on enhancing high-level exchanges between the two countries to further deepen bilateral cooperation in all areas. Shah Mahmood Qureshi laid emphasis on timely completion of CASA 1000 power transmission project. The Foreign Minister highlighted the looming food and economic crisis in Afghanistan and underlined that potential humanitarian tragedy can only be averted through collective support and assistance from the international community.