ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has called for increasing cooperation with Morocco in the fields of trade, investment and economy. He asked Pakistan’s newly-appointed Ambassador to work for enhancing Pakistani exports to Morocco.The President expressed these views while talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Morocco, Mr Muhammad Sami-ur-Rehman, who called on him.
Talking to the Ambassador, the President said that relations between Pakistan and Morocco were marked by common history and shared interests, and the two sides needed to increase the exchange of high-level visits to further strengthen bilateral cooperation. He further said that the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) had been constituted to provide a single platform to facilitate and attract investment and Morocco could benefit of Pakistan’s business friendly environment.Earlier, Pakistan’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative-designate to the United Nations in Geneva, Dr Bilal Ahmad, also called on President Dr Arif Alvi.
Talking to the Ambassador, the President urged him to continue Pakistan’s positive engagement with the UN system to advance Pakistan’s national interest and priorities. He underlined that Pakistan needed to increase its engagement with the World Health Organization and International Labour Organization to build capacity of its public health system and uphold labour standards. He urged the Permanent Representative-designate to use the OIC platform in Geneva to project the perspective and voice of the Muslim Ummah on issues such as Islamophobia and the plight of the Kashmiri and the Palestinian people. He asked the Ambassador to expose the real face of India and highlight the human rights violations and atrocities being committed by India in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.The President expressed his best wishes for the Ambassador-designates for their future responsibilities at their respective stations.