Pakistan, Philippines to boost cooperation


ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Philippines have reiterated their commitment to further intensify cooperation in culture, tourism, trade, education, science and technology, civilian nuclear energy and promote people-to-people contacts.
The third Round of Policy Consultation Talks between the ministries of foreign affairs of Pakistan and the Philippines was held on Saturday in Islamabad. Assistant Secretary Asia and Pacific Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs Cristina G Ortega and Additional Secretary (Asia Pacific) Syed Hasan Javed led the Philippines and the Pakistani side.
The two sides reviewed Pakistan-Philippines relations. Noting the traditional warmth and cordiality of bilateral ties, they expressed satisfaction at the continued growth of mutually beneficial cooperation in diverse fields including trade, commerce, security and defence.
Exploring the need to further promote economic cooperation, the two sides identified generic pharmaceuticals, fresh vegetables, construction, halal food, training of manpower, livestock and tourism as areas of potential cooperation.