Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese called on Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi in Islamabad on Thursday and exchanged views on bilateral relations.
According to the spokesperson of the Pakistan Navy, H.E Mr. Andreas Ferrarese Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan visited NHQ, Islamabad and called on Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi. Both the dignitaries discussed matters related to mutual interests, regional security, and bilateral collaborations.
Earlier Andreas Ferrarese, while addressing a meeting along in Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI), said that serious efforts are being made to enhance Pak-Italy bilateral trade from $1.7 billion to its full potential of $4 billion.
The Italian Ambassador said that he was appointed about nine months ago when coronavirus was at its peak. Hence he has to wait for some time to fully understand the intricacies of the bilateral trade between the two countries.
He said that he tried his best to enhance the overall volume of bilateral trade. The corona wasted our efforts and then he had to start afresh to give a quantum jump to the bilateral trade between Pakistan and Italy. He said that possibly he would spend 3 to 3.5 years in Pakistan and during that period he would try to bridge the gap between business communities of the two countries. He underlined the importance of cultural linkages to promote trade and said that he would encourage the exchange of students to further strengthen bilateral relations.