What is Foreign Policy?
What is Foreign Policy and Why is it Important? Foreign Policy is all about keeping good and healthy relationships with your neighboring countries. It is the country’s orientation towards the rest of the countries particularly the neighboring countries.
Why Foreign Policy is Important?
It is important to maintain diplomatic relations with a group of neighboring countries. It is worth noticing that diplomatic relations always promote good and positive attitudes between the countries. And so is the aim of the foreign policy of any country, it never promotes negativity around the globe.
Foreign policy is very important for a country for the development of its nation. Being self-sufficient is nothing but a phrase. No country is self-sufficient. A country needs to develop good relationships with its neighboring countries in order to fulfill its domestic needs.
For instance, China is considered the biggest manufacturer, and the USA is the biggest consumer economy in the world. So, these two countries are interdependent. The same goes for the rest of the countries in the world. Every country builds healthy relations to fulfill its needs.
Foreign Policy is very important in achieving national goals and sovereignty. There is no country that doesn’t face any issue. Almost all the countries in the world are facing problems. The global problems include Poverty, Women Empowerment, Violence, and Global Warming. It is all about coordination. Without global coordination, these issues cannot be resolved.
The global issues and problems can be solved through
- Multilateral Coordination
In order to make the global coordination strong, we must have to strengthen the policies and rules. It is only possible through a skillful policy.
To ensure better human welfare, countries are thinking to include space research, technology, and biotechnology in foreign policy.
Foreign Policy of Pakistan
Ever since Pakistan came into existence, its Foreign Policy has been subject to a lot of unbearable challenges and difficulties that are yet to be overcome. Though the issue is no longer new the problems are. We are living in the 21st century and there are grimmer and serious challenges and issues to be faced by Pakistan’s Foreign Policy. There are international threats for peace destroying and many other related factors about which our Foreign Policy is striving hard to tackle with.
The most common challenges that are faced by Pakistan’s Foreign Policy are Globalization, Extremism, Terrorism, events of 9/11, and economic decline. Apart from these challenges, there are also many other issues that have completely affected the foreign policy of Pakistan.
Core Principles of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy
Below are some of the core principles of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy,
- To protect the sovereignty
- To resolve the Kashmir issue
- To establish peace in Afghanistan
- To establish cordial relations with its neighbors
- Safeguarding National Security and territorial integrity
- Robust economic relations with the economic giants
- social and economic development
- securing peace in the region
So, a successful foreign policy is very important to maintain discipline, good relations, and positivity around the globe.