FM Bilawal Bhutto lays stress on women’s empowerment
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Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has reiterated the resolve to continue with efforts for empowering women.
In his address at the Bali conference, the FM called for the reform of international financial institutions.
“Investing in women's education is an investment in the future of the nation,” he said.
“The constitution of Pakistan guarantees women's right to education. Thousands of Afghan students are currently studying in Pakistan.
“The government has announced scholarships for Afghan women and the scholarships will be expanded in the coming days.
“Being a neighbouring country, Pakistan will continue to play an important role.
Democracy was the foundation of an emancipated society and the people of Pakistan always strived for a people-centric democracy.
Foreign Minister Bilawal undertook a two-day official visit to Indonesia at the invitation of his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi.
He held a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart. During the meeting, they reviewed the state of bilateral relations and agreed to strengthen dialogue at all levels and pursue mutually beneficial cooperation.
They also signed a landmark MoU on the establishment of a Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) at the Foreign Minister level. JMC will oversee mutually beneficial cooperation and promote regular bilateral engagement. In Bali, the foreign minister also held a meeting with his Bosnia-Herzegovina counterpart Dr Bisera Turkovic and expressed Pakistan’s desire to further strengthen bilateral engagement between the two brotherly countries. After the conclusion of his visit to Indonesia, the foreign minister will travel to Singapore for an official tour.