President underscores need to enhance Pak-Australia ties

Islamabad: President Dr Arif Alvi has underscored the need to further enhance Pak-Australia bilateral ties for

the mutual benefit of both the countries.

He was talking to outgoing High Commissioner of Australia Ms. Margaret Adamson who called on him in

Islamabad on Monday.

The President said Pakistan and Australia enjoy friendly and cordial relation and in recent years upsurge in

bilateral relations need extra endeavor to further strengthening these. Dr. Arif Alvi emphasized that both

countries should take steps to increase the volume of bilateral trade.

He underscored the need for greater parliamentary contacts and exchanges between the two countries.

While referring to long outstanding Kashmir issue, the President called upon its early resolution for regional

peace and economic prosperity of the region. The President also said that Pakistan fully supports peace efforts

in Afghanistan and its rebuilding process.

The President also welcomed the joint ventures by Australian companies in sectors like agriculture,

engineering, energy, Nano-bio-technology, paramedical, nursing and allied health.

Meanwhile, President Dr. Arif Alvi has offered Argentinean businessmen to benefit from the investment

friendly policies of Pakistan in areas like oil and gas exploration, agriculture and energy, apart from the

projects being developed along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

He was talking to outgoing Ambassador of Argentina Ivan Ivanissevich who called on him in Islamabad on


The President said Pakistan and Argentina enjoy friendly and cordial relation characterized by cooperation at

international fora and shared perceptions and understanding on most major global and regional issues.

He said Pakistan’s unique geographical location and investment friendly regime offer good business avenues

for foreign businesses to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan.

He hoped that Argentina would extend its support for signing of a Preferential Trade Agreement between

Pakistan and MERCOSUR, Southern Common Market.

The Ambassador hoped that bilateral relations between the two countries would further strengthen in days to