FO (Aziz meets the Foreign Minister of Austria)

New York: The Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz met the Foreign Minister of Austria, Mr. Sebastian Kurz, on sidelines of 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York.

Mr. Sebastian Kurz briefed Mr. Sartaj Aziz on the refugee situation faced by Austria and other European countries. The two leaders discussed the situation in the Middle East, Syrian crisis and Afghanistan. Mr. Sartaj Aziz briefed Mr. Kurz on counterterrorism efforts of Pakistani Government and the success achieved in Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The two leaders also agreed to maintain regular contacts to further promote bilateral relations between Pakistan and Austria. They welcomed prospects of the visit of Mr. Kurz to Pakistan in the near future.

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