President emphasizes dedicated efforts to deepen Pak Brunei ties

346
President emphasizes dedicated efforts to deepen Pak Brunei ties

ISLAMABAD, Sep 1 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain
Thursday said that Brunei Darussalam was a close and trusted friend of Pakistan and emphasized the need to work with dedication to further deepen bilateral relations between the two countries.

Talking to Pakistan’s High Commissioner designate to
Brunei Darussalam Maj. Gen. (retd) Tariq Rashid Khan who
called on him at the Aiwan e Sadr here, the president urged
the latter to play role in further strengthening relations
with Brunei.

He said that immense opportunities for investment in
Pakistan and Brunei existed from which entrepreneurs of both countries should benefit. Pakistan can provide manpower to Brunei to meet its requirements, he added.

President Mamnoon called for focusing on sectors where
investment could be made between the two countries
particularly in the fields of education, infrastructure and
energy.

He underlined that enhancement of trade between the two
countries would further cement bilateral cooperation and
stressed on increasing cooperation in the defence sector
between the two countries.

The president stated that direct air links between
Pakistan and Brunei should be established to promote business activities between the two countries.

President Mamnoon Hussain emphasized the need on
establishing high level parliamentary and people to people
contacts between the two countries.

He said that it was the responsibility of our diplomats
to play an effective role in promoting soft image of Pakistan.

He congratulated Maj. Gen. (retd) Tariq Rashid Khan on
being appointed Pakistan’s high commissioner to Brunei and
hoped that he would play his part in further strengthening
relations between Pakistan and Brunei.