Fourth round of Bilateral Political Consultation between Pakistan and Bulgaria was held in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Additional Secretary Europe Dr. Aman Rashid and Director General Bilateral Relations of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Christo Stefanov Polendakov led their respective delegations.
The two sides took stock of the whole range of bilateral relations, including political, economic, trade, investment, education and cultural fields.
The Additional Secretary appreciated Bulgaria’s continued support for GSP Plus status which has been an engine of growth in Pakistan-EU trade relations. The Bulgarian side was briefed on the Indian aggressive posturing and continued violations along the Line of Control after its illegal and unilateral actions to change the disputed status of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and alter its demographic structure.
The Pakistan side emphasized that the international community should take cognizance of the situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the grave human rights violations perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces against the innocent Kashmiris.
The Bulgarian side appreciated Pakistan’s restraint and steps such as opening of the Kartarpur Corridor.
The two sides expressed satisfaction at the level of cooperation at the international fora, including at the UN and EU and agreed to continue supporting each other.