ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said Pakistan was keen to enhance trade, investment and defence cooperation and establish joint ventures with the African countries.
“Pakistan’s annual trade of about $3 billion with all African countries is far below its potential and called for making concerted efforts to further expand the trade relations,” he said while talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador to Sudan Zahid Ali in Islamabad.
He advised the envoy-designate to strive for regular exchange of parliamentary, business and cultural delegations for imparting new impetus to Pakistan’s relations with Sudan and other co-accredited African countries.
Meanwhile, talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany, Jauhar Saleem, President Mamnoon Hussain said that Pakistan wanted to enhance bilateral trade and promote exchange of parliamentary, business and cultural delegations with Germany.
The president emphasized that Pakistan’s investment policy needed to be highlighted and the German investors may be encouraged to invest in diverse areas particularly the energy sector.
“Germany is Pakistan’s largest trading partner in Europe adding that there is potential to further enhance the trade between the two countries,” he said.
Addressing the delegation of trainee police officers of National Police Academy in Islamabad on Thursday President Mamnoon Hussain said that police would have to benefit from new technology to effectively unravel crimes and bring criminals to book.
The president stated that Pakistan was facing threats from anti-state elements and for their elimination the role of police had attained great significance.
He said that in order to promote positive image and build trust among the public, police officers would have to serve the people with humility, devotion and be sympathetic in their dealings with them.