Pakistan to continue its efforts for regional peace, stability: President

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 20 (APP):President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that Pakistan, being a strong proponent of peace in the region, would continue its efforts for regional peace and stability, which was necessary for socio-economic development.

Talking to a delegation from Harvard University, USA, which called on him, the President said that the present government had an ambitious people-centric agenda for the socio-economic development of Pakistan that would drive the country’s foreign policy.

He underlined that the broad based socio-economic reforms were aimed at creating sustained growth that would lead to greater employment opportunities for the country’s youth.
 
The President highlighted that the region had historically been a connector of markets, and with China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, it offered unprecedented potential for regional trade that would be a key driver for economic growth.

He underscored that the government was committed to adopting an open door policy and had recently introduced a more liberalized visa regime to welcome visitors and businessmen to Pakistan.

The President stated that the government would continue implementing reforms to make Pakistan a business and tourism friendly country.