13th Session of Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs


ISLAMABAD, JUNE 17 – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi chaired a session of the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs at the Foreign Office today.

Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Omar; Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning, Dr. Moeed Yusuf; Parliamentary Secretary on Foreign Affairs, Andaleeb Abbas; Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood; former Foreign Secretaries, eminent academics who are members of the Council, and representatives of various Ministries along with senior officials of the Foreign Office attended the meeting.

Foreign Minister Qureshi apprised the Council about Pakistan’s continuing outreach to friends and partners in the international community, efforts to highlight the dire humanitarian and human rights situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, as well progress on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Global Initiative on Debt Relief for developing countries.

The Council discussed regional and global developments in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs provides a platform to channel independent inputs into Pakistan’s foreign policy formulation process and meets regularly under the Chairmanship of the Foreign Minister.

The meeting today marked its 13th Session.