ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan highly values its relations with Vietnam and wants to further strengthen trade and economic cooperation between the two Countries.
In a meeting with the outgoing Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Pham Hoang Kim at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Monday, the president said that Vietnamese investors need to take advantage of Pakistan’s improved business environment as Pakistan offered an on-arrival visa facility to Vietnamese nationals.
While highlighting the need to institutionalize high-level bilateral exchanges, the president said that the exchange of parliamentary delegations would open up new avenues of bilateral cooperation.
President Arif Alvi said that Pakistan admires the fast-paced economic growth of Vietnam. He added that Pakistan is also grateful of Vietnam’s support to Pakistan to become a full-dialogue partner with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Dr. Arif Alvi underlined the need to foster people-to-people contacts by promoting cooperation in the fields of tourism and education.
The president congratulated Pham Hoang Kim on the successful completion of his tenure in Pakistan and appreciated his efforts towards the promotion of bilateral ties between Pakistan and Vietnam.