President Alvi stresses for enhanced economic ties with Switzerland
ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has underscored the need for enhanced economic relations with Switzerland and urged the Ambassador-designate of Pakistan to Switzerland Aamir Shouket to encourage Swiss businessmen to make more investment in Pakistan, as the environment for investment was very conducive due to the improved security situation and the investment-friendly policies of the government.
Talking to the ambassador-designate, who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, he said Pakistan highly values its relations with Switzerland, which are based on mutual trust and cooperation.
The president highlighted that Switzerland was an important trade and investment partner of Pakistan and commercial relations between the two countries needed to be further enhanced for the mutual benefits of the two sides.
The growing investment of Swiss multinational companies reinforced bilateral ties and reflected their confidence in Pakistan, he added
He also stressed the need for increased engagements at the political level and asked the ambassador to work for further improving bilateral cooperation with Switzerland.
President Alvi underlined the need to actively engage the Pakistani community in Switzerland to play their role in improving the image of the country.
He urged Shouket to work for image building of the country and highlight Pakistan’s success stories, particularly its role in the promotion of peace and reconstruction of Afghanistan, hosting of three million Afghan refugees for four decades and its successes against the war on terror.
He congratulated the ambassador-designate on his appointment to Switzerland and expressed the hope that he would make concerted efforts to further cement and expand bilateral relations.
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