ISLAMABAD: To exchange views on the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi yesterday held a telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah of the Sultanate of Oman.
Foreign Minister Qureshi appreciated effective measures being taken by Oman to control the spread of the disease. He briefed his Omani counterpart about the latest situation in Pakistan as well as the steps being taken by the Government to cope with the challenge.
He also expressed gratitude for repatriation of Pakistan nationals from Oman. While underscoring importance of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call for Global Initiative for Debt Relief for developing countries, Foreign Minister Qureshi reiterated the need for close cooperation to mitigate the impact of the economic slowdown and devote more resources to manage the crisis.
The foreign minister also highlighted the impending locust attack in the Middle East and South Asia and emphasized the need for coordinated response to maintain collective food security.