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Pakistan and Italy have agreed to expand bilateral ties in diverse areas, especially trade and investment.

This understanding was reached at a meeting between Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Italian Undersecretary of State of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Benedetto Della Vedova in Islamabad on Wednesday.

They also emphasized the need to strengthen existing partnership for promoting regional peace and security.

The Adviser highlighted the progress made by Pakistan during the last four years in counter terrorism, economic growth and democratic consolidation.

As members of the Uniting for Consensus Group, the two sides agreed to continue working closely on the issue of United Nations Security Council reform, aimed at making the body more democratic and accountable.

The Italian Undersecretary appreciated the sacrifices made by Pakistan in the sphere of counter terrorism. He acknowledged the positive contribution being made by Pakistan for regional peace and security.


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