Pak rejects suggestion of being isolated, having a poor foreign policy, says Aziz

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Sartaj Aziz, the Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said that an ‘objective assessment’ of Pakistan’s foreign relations since the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government came to power does not support the view projected in sections of the media that Islamabad is being isolated and its foreign policy lacks direction.
Aziz made the remarks at the concluding session of the envoys’ conference held at the Foreign Office today.
Aziz said that Islamabad’s monumental achievements over the past three years are illustrated by the undertaking of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and a strategic partnership with China, reports the Dawn.
He added that the country’s second greatest foreign policy achievement since the PML-N came to power is enhanced cooperation with Central Asian republics in the form of the Casa-1000 power project and the Tapi gas pipeline.
Azizi added that the membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which reflects new geo-political alignments” will show Pakistan is on the right side of history.
He also went on to list strategic dialogue with the United States, broadening the agenda from security to geo-economics, deeper trade ties to the European Union and Russia, strengthening economic ties with Middle Eastern countries.

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