ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday called for early implementation of agreements signed between Pakistan and Maldives for enhancement of cooperation and identification of areas to further strengthen bilateral relations.
The President was talking to Vice Admiral (Retd) Sayyid Khawar Ali, Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to Maldives, who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
He asked the High Commissioner-designate to follow up on the recent successful visit of the President of Maldives to Pakistan for increasing bilateral trade between the two countries according to its true potential. He also directed the ambassador to play his role in urging investors from Maldives to take advantage of the liberal investment policies in Pakistan.
President Mamnoon emphasized on the importance of greater people-to-people contacts and the need to establish linkages with those Maldives nationals who have studied or received training in Pakistan to further strengthen bilateral relations.
He advised the envoy to endeavour for increasing cooperation between Maldives and Pakistan on international forums to deepen ties between the two friendly countries.
President Mamnoon congratulated Vice Admiral (retd) Sayyid Khawar Ali on his new appointment and wished him success in his assignment.