Trade, people-to-people contacts must with Malaysia, Sweden: President

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain says trade and people to people contacts with Malaysia and Sweden should be further strengthened.

He was talking to ambassadors designate to Malaysia and Sweden in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Talking to High Commissioner-designate to Malaysia Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, the President stated that Malaysia is a brotherly country and also an important member of ASEAN. He underlined the need to further enhance bilateral relations in different fields.

The President directed the High Commissioner-designate to pay special attention on improving the balance of trade between the two countries. The President also stressed on increasing the export of fish, meat and dairy products to Malaysia. He also underscored that efforts should be made to initiate joint venture besides inducing public and private investment from Malaysia in these sectors.

During a meeting with Ambassador-designate to Sweden Ahmed Hussain Dayo, the President emphasized that Pakistan can learn a lot from Sweden in various fields particularly in the realm of science and technology. He also directed to improve balance of trade with Sweden and called for promoting people to people contacts between the two countries.