Growing investment of Swiss multinational companies reflects their confidence in Pakistan: President


PR. No. 133 /2021


Islamabad:  President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan highly values its relations with Switzerland which are based on mutual trust and cooperation. He highlighted that Switzerland was an important trade and investment partner of Pakistan and commercial relations between the two countries needed to be further enhanced for the mutual benefits of the two sides. He added that the growing investment of Swiss multinational companies reinforced bilateral ties and reflected their confidence in Pakistan. He made these remarks while talking to Ambassador-designate of Pakistan to Switzerland, Mr Aamir Shouket, who called on the President, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today.


Underscoring the need for enhanced economic relations, the President urged the Ambassador-designate to encourage Swiss businessmen to make more investment in Pakistan as the environment for investment was very conducive due to the improved security situation and the investment-friendly policy of the government. He also stressed the need for increased engagements at the political level and asked the Ambassador to work for further improving bilateral cooperation with Switzerland. The President underlined the need to actively engage the Pakistani community in Switzerland to play their role in improving the image of the country. He urged Mr Aamir Shouket to work for image building of the country and highlight Pakistan success stories, particularly its role in the promotion of peace and reconstruction of Afghanistan, hosting of 3 million Afghan refugees for four decades and its successes against the war on terror. He congratulated the Ambassador-designate on his appointment to Switzerland and expressed the hope that he would make concerted efforts to further cementing and expand bilateral relations. 



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