Dr. Arif Alvi – the President of Pakistan – has called for further improving trade, economic, and cultural cooperation with Nigeria, besides increasing the bilateral trade volume for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
According to the media reports, President Dr. Arif Alvi expressed his views while talking to Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to Nigeria Sohail Ahmad Khan, who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad today (Monday, November 27).
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Arif Alvi said that Nigeria was the largest economy in Africa, and Pakistan should explore opportunities for advancing trade and economic relations with Nigeria. He said that economic diplomacy was the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy and Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Nigeria, especially in the field of economy.
The President of Pakistan also asked the newly appointed High Commissioner Sohail Ahmad Khan to work on promoting cultural linkages and people-to-people contacts to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries.