Pakistani Foreign Secretary Bashir calls on PM Thinley


Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir called on Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley on Tuesday and discussed bilateral issues of mutual interest. The Secretary conveyed greetings of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani to the King and PM which Thinely warmly reciprocated.

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Bashir

According to the Associated Press of Pakistan, Secretary Bashir renewed the invitation to PM Thinley extended by his counterpart to visit Pakistan.

“The Bhutanese Prime Minister said that he was looking forward to visiting Pakistan in the near future,” the report said quoting Bashir as saying.

The Foreign Secretary added that Pakistan and Bhutan enjoy unique bonds of friendship that span several centuries and Pakistan’s Ghandara heritage has immense spiritual significance.

He further said, “Pakistan keenly desires enhancing bilateral ties of cooperation including facilities for Bhutanese students in medicine and engineering as well as training of Bhutanese diplomats at the Foreign Service Academy,”