President urges ambassador to encourage Dutch businessmen to invest in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD July 19 ( APP) : President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday urged upon the ambassador designate of Pakistan to Netherlands to encourage foreign investment in the country by informing them about the conducive environment in the country.

The President while talking to Pakistan’s ambassador designate to Netherlands Ms. Iffat Imran Gardezi here at the Aiwan e Sadr, asked the ambassador to also highlight Pakistan’s improved law and order situation after operation Zarb e Azb.

Felicitating Iffat Imran Gardezi on her appointment as envoy
to Netehrlands, the President expressed confidence that she would contribute towards further improvement of overall bilateral ties between the two countries.

The President said Pakistan greatly valued its relations with
Netherlands, both bilaterally and within the context of the European Union.

The President urged upn Ambassador designate Iffat Imran to highlight economic potential of Pakistan and project it as a business friendly country in the Netherlands.

The President noted with appreciation that many Dutch
companies, including Shell, Philips, Unilever, Akzo Nobel and Macro were operating in Pakistan.

“Efforts need to be made to convince more Dutch companies to benefit from Pakistan’s investment friendly policies”, the President said.

The President said Pakistan would particularly like to benefit
from the Dutch expertise in agro based industry and seek support in capacity building in the fields of energy, water management, agriculture and infrastructure development.

The President asked the ambassador designate to create
institutional linkages to promote better understanding and cooperation between business communities of the two countries.

President Mamnoon Hussain expressed confidence that
ambassador designate would endeavour to further enhance collaboration in the fields of education and culture between the two countries.

The President called upon Ambassador Iffat to look after the
interests and welfare of the Pakistani community living in Netherlands and utilize their services in further strengthening bilateral relations with Netherlands.

The President wished the ambassador designate success in
discharge of her new responsibilities.