New Realities in Foreign Affairs and Interstate Relations after Covid-19’ at the TRT World Forum 2020

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

  Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi participated in a high level panel discussion on ‘New Realities in Foreign Affairs and Interstate Relations after Covid-19’ at the TRT World Forum 2020, alongside Turkish Foreign Minister H.E Mevlut Çavuşoğlu and Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto as moderated by Ali Aslan.


The discussion was premised on the following: As the world continues to face the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that certain foundational aspects of world are set to change. While the contours of these changes are still coming into focus a new horizon is slowly beginning to emerge, one that includes the outlines of transformations in, among other things, how states conduct foreign affairs. Furthermore, the pandemic has also served as an accelerator of trends already in motion, including the shift towards a more multipolar world.

United against Terrorism for Peace and Development: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

United against Terrorism for Peace and Development: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)    47th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, #Niamey, #Niger, under the theme (United Against Terrorism for Peace and Development) 27 & 28 November 2020. #OIC47CFMNiamey

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is holding the 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in the capital of the Republic of Niger,  Niamey, on 27 and 28 November 2020, on the theme “United against Terrorism for Peace and Development”.

Established under an initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, other countries that have been invited to join as founding members include Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait and the UAE.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

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Pakistan joins the Digital Cooperation Organisation (DCO) as a founding member


Pakistan has joined the Digital Cooperation Organisation (DCO) as a founding member. Established under an initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, other countries that have been invited to join as founding members include Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait and the UAE.
The Organisation was launched at a virtual event today, hosted by H.E. Mr. Abdullah Al-Swaha, the Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Saudi Arabia. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi participated with a video statement.


Lauding the far-sighted initiative of the Saudi Minister of Communication and Information Technology, the Foreign Minister noted that, at a time when the digital economy is estimated to be worth over USD 11 trillion and is set to expand further in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the creation of DCO would cater to the growing need of international cooperation and collaboration in the digital domain. DCO would offer a platform to promote the global digital agenda in the scientific, health, educational, commercial, social, agricultural, investment and security spheres.


Digital Diplomacy has been a core component of the Foreign Minister’s Public Diplomacy Initiative. The Foreign Minister chairs a dedicated Digital Diplomacy working group comprising some of Pakistan’s brightest IT experts, to bring innovation and enhance Pakistan’s digital diplomacy footprint. For countries like Pakistan, with a talented and well-trained pool of human resource sought globally, the information revolution presents a unique opportunity to leapfrog the development deficit. Pakistan’s membership of DCO would contribute to the attainment of that objective.


Islamabad
26 November 2020