All possible measures being taken to eliminate the problem of illegal immigrants: Ijaz Shah

Islamabad, December 09, 2020 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Interior, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah met with the Ambassador of Greece H.E. Mr. Andreas Papastavrou at the Ministry of Interior. The two discussed bilateral ties, economic situation and impact of pandemic on the global level. Pakistan and Greece share good relations on government level, said the Ambassador. We have plenty of Pakistanis living in Greece and this plays an important role in strengthening ties between the two countries. While discussing the issue of illegal immigrants, the Federal Minister for Interior, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah said that all the needful measures are being taken to eliminate this problem.

He referred to recent incident where Ministry of Interior processed the Greek request for the chartered flight carrying illegal immigrants on a very short notice. “This in time and active response was to ensure that our friendly and cooperative relationship should continue in future” the Minister said. The Ambassador welcomed the positive response from Pakistan and Interior Ministry. On exchanging views about COVID-19, the Federal Minister for Interior said that this pandemic has taken a toll on world economy. To which Greek Ambassador said that their country heavily relied on tourism and economy has suffered due to outbreak of this deadly virus.

The duo hoped for the better things to happen in near future and wished that people can have virus free lives again. The Ambassador invited Federal Minister to Greece, the Minister warmly welcomed the invitation and hoped to visit once the pandemic situation gets better. The meeting concluded with the hope that the two countries will continue to work on strengthening bilateral ties and mutual cooperation.

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