President Arif Alvi stresses enhanced cooperation with friendly Countries

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has called for increased trade, investment, defence, and cultural cooperation with all friendly Countries.

While talking to the Residents Ambassadors-designates of Korea, Nepal, Belarus, and Non-Residents Ambassadors-designates of Ireland, Kosovo, Mali, and Sierra Leone who made separate calls on President Dr. Arif Alvi at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Tuesday, the president said that Pakistan is home to some of the world’s most revered Buddhist sites and expressed the hope that tourists from friendly Countries would increasingly visit Pakistan.

Earlier, the Resident Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Suh Sangpyo, the Resident Ambassador-designate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Mr. Tapas Adhikari, the Resident Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Andrei Metelitsa, and Non-Resident Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Ireland, Ms. Sonya McGuinness, the Non-Resident Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ilir Dugolli, the Non-Resident Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Mali, Mr. Dianguinadit Yaya Doucoure and the Non-Resident Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mr. Alie Badara Kamara presented their credentials to President Arif Alvi at a ceremony.

The president congratulated the newly-appointed ambassadors and expressed the hope that they would play their role in promoting commercial and cultural relations with Pakistan.

While talking to the envoys separately, President Arif Alvi said that Pakistan’s ranking in the Ease of Doing Business Index has improved tremendously and foreign investors need to take advantage of the investment-friendly environment of the Country.

The president added that Pakistan wants to strengthen bilateral ties with friendly Countries in all dimensions.

Dr. Arif Alvi said that Pakistan is taking all possible measures to promote relations with Countries in African region under its “Engage Africa” policy and is willing to offer experience and expertise as well as technical assistance to African Countries in all areas of mutual interest.

President Arif Alvi also briefed the envoys about the atrocities and gross Human Rights violations being committed by India against the innocent people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The president urged the International Community to play its rightful role to stop India from committing such blatant violations of international law.