Pakistan wants to enhance trade, defence ties with friendly countries: President Alvi

Alvi says Pakistan's ranking in the Ease of Doing Business Index has improved tremendously

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan wants to further enhance bilateral trade, investment, defence and cultural ties with all friendly countries.
The president said this while talking to resident ambassadors-designate of Korea, Nepal, Belarus and non-residents ambassadors-designate of Ireland, Kosovo, Mali and Sierra Leone, who separately called on him on Tuesday.
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. He said that Pakistan is taking all possible measures to promote relations with African countries under its “Engage Africa” policy.
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 these sites.
He also briefed the envoys about the atrocities and gross human rights violations being committed by India against the innocent people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). He urged the international community to play its rightful role to stop India from committing such blatant violations of international law.
Those who called on the president included Resident Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Korea Suh Sangpyo, Resident Ambassador-designate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Tapas Adhikari, Resident Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Metelitsa, Non-Resident Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Ireland Sonya McGuinness, Non-Resident Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Kosovo Ilir Dugolli, Non-Resident Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Mali Dianguinadit Yaya Doucoure and Non-Resident Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Sierra Leone Alie Badara Kamara.
They presented their credentials to President Alvi at the ceremony.
Alvi congratulated the newly-appointed ambassadors and expressed the hope that they would play their role in promoting commercial and cultural relations with Pakistan.

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