ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has invited the Ethiopian businessmen to take advantage of the investment and business-friendly opportunities offered by Pakistan.
The president said this while talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Ethiopia Shozab Abbas in Islamabad on Monday.
President Alvi urged the ambassador to encourage Ethiopian investors to invest in Pakistan, which provides wonderful opportunities for foreign investment in view of its investment-friendly trade policy.
He said Pakistan attaches great significance to its ties with Ethiopia and wants to expand trade and commercial relations with it for the mutual benefit of the two sides.
The president asked the ambassador-designate to work for the continuance of improvement in bilateral relations of Pakistan and Ethiopia in diverse fields, including trade, economy and culture. He emphasized the need for exploring new avenues for enhancing bilateral trade.
The President also asked the ambassador to work for elevating the image of the country and highlighting Indian brutalities in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir against the Muslims of the valley during his interaction with various dignitaries in the host country.
Pakistan and Ethiopia enjoy strong bonds of brotherhood and friendship in political, social, cultural and many other areas but the trade relations are yet to reflect the true nature of the existing equation of the two countries, he added.