Pakistan wants to boost trade with African Countries as stressed by President Dr. Arif Alvi. The President said that it is important that Pakistan and African countries collaborate in different areas including security, education, health, trade, tourism, and climate change.
Alvi, in his address at the two-day Envoys Conference, titled ‘Engage Africa’, talked about the similarities and potential for cooperation between African countries and Pakistan.
He said that it is essential for two sides to cooperate closely especially in areas of defence and trade. It is essential to achieve peace and prosperity in the region.
President Dr. Alvi said, “Pakistan’s economy is improving; we have a thriving middle class and our country is opening up to the world. Pakistan is emerging as a land of opportunities and foreign investment is also increasing by the day.”
The event was also addressed by the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi who highlighted that it is essential for Pakistan to increase communication and cooperation with African countries.
The foreign minister said, “Pakistan has initiated economic diplomacy under which we are committed to enhancing our exports around the world. Pakistan has strong political and diplomatic ties with African countries and there is immense potential for increased trade and greater economic partnerships.”