ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (APP): Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani
Wednesday called for further strengthening of bilateral ties between
Pakistan and Sweden by enhancing the existing trade and business
relations as well as parliamentary interactions between the two
While talking to Ingrid Johansson, Ambassador of Sweden in
Pakistan who called on him here at the Parliament House, a
press release issued here said.
Rabbani felicitated the ambassador for success of Sweden in
election as a member of the UN Security Council and hoped
that with this new role and especially as a President of Security
Council in a coming days, Sweden will play its active role for
protection of human rights and international laws as it has
manifested over the years.
He highlighted the violation of human rights by the Indian
armed forces in Indian occupied Kashmir and reiterated that the world
community should play an active role to end these violations.
Chairman Senate also pointed out human rights violations in
the Palestine and called upon a need for collective approach of the
world community for resolving the long standing issues.
He said Pakistan has very high expectations from Sweden owing to its
good record for highlighting and protecting the human rights across theΒ globe.
He said the election of the Sweden is a breath of fresh
air in the Security Council as historically Sweden has always been
active in protecting the human rights and raising voice against the
atrocities against the oppressed segments of the society.
Rabbani said initiatives of the Sweden to setup a business
council in Pakistan is a welcome move which would go a long way to
increase trade and business relations between the two countries and
help explore opportunities and prospects for investment in Pakistan.
He said the economic opportunities in Pakistan have
increased in wake of improved security situation in the Country.
He said the Swedish and other foreign investors
should focus medium and small entrepreneurs as there is a huge
potential for development and investment in this sector.