ISLAMABAD - President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said Pakistan enjoys cordial relations with Sweden and desires to further strengthen the ties in all fields particularly politics, trade and economy.
The president expressed these views while talking to Muhammad Tariq Zameer, Pakistan's Ambassador-designate to Sweden who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr and discussed matters pertaining to his new diplomatic assignment.
Congratulating Muhammad Tariq Zameer on his new assignment, the president said Pakistan's current bilateral trade with Sweden stands at US$ 297 million which does not commensurate with the real trade potential existing between the two countries.
He urged the ambassador-designate to concentrate on increasing the existing bilateral trade and work towards further injecting economic content in bilateral relations by encouraging the Chambers of Commerce and businessmen of the two countries and promoting greater people-to-people contacts.
The president advised the ambassador-designate to encourage Swedish companies and business houses to invest in Pakistan and benefit from the investment-friendly policies of the Government of Pakistan.
The ambassador-designate thanked the president for reposing confidence in him and assured that he would focus on augmenting Pakistan's bilateral ties with Sweden with particular focus on enhancing trade, business and economic activities.