AGL 5.95 Decreased By ▼ -0.13 (-2.14%)
ANL 9.26 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-1.49%)
AVN 80.82 Decreased By ▼ -0.64 (-0.79%)
BOP 5.20 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-1.33%)
CNERGY 4.86 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.82%)
EFERT 81.82 Increased By ▲ 0.27 (0.33%)
EPCL 53.94 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.11%)
FCCL 14.29 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-0.76%)
FFL 5.93 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-1.98%)
FLYNG 7.44 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-1.59%)
FNEL 4.95 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-1%)
GGGL 9.18 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-1.5%)
GGL 16.51 Decreased By ▼ -0.19 (-1.14%)
HUMNL 6.14 Increased By ▲ 0.45 (7.91%)
KEL 2.77 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.72%)
LOTCHEM 30.81 Increased By ▲ 0.26 (0.85%)
MLCF 27.45 Decreased By ▼ -0.34 (-1.22%)
OGDC 74.27 Increased By ▲ 0.27 (0.36%)
PAEL 15.98 Decreased By ▼ -0.21 (-1.3%)
PIBTL 5.21 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.38%)
PRL 17.01 Decreased By ▼ -0.28 (-1.62%)
SILK 1.10 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.92%)
TELE 10.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.4%)
TPL 7.65 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-0.65%)
TPLP 19.41 Decreased By ▼ -0.36 (-1.82%)
TREET 22.72 Decreased By ▼ -0.47 (-2.03%)
TRG 146.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.55 (-0.37%)
UNITY 17.09 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.58%)
WAVES 10.33 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-0.48%)
WTL 1.42 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-2.74%)
BR100 4,330 Increased By 3.4 (0.08%)
BR30 16,296 Increased By 46.9 (0.29%)
KSE100 42,904 Increased By 23.3 (0.05%)
KSE30 15,805 Decreased By -4.6 (-0.03%)

‘Engage Africa’: NA body chief describes it as ‘strategic pivot’

ISLAMABAD: Chair-man of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Moshin Dawar said that “Engage...
Published September 30, 2022
Follow us

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Moshin Dawar said that “Engage Africa” is Pakistan’s strategic pivot to Africa to expand economic, parliamentary, and diplomatic relations with Africa.

He remarked that the diversity of the resource-rich African continent, market size, shared values, and strategic convergences stimulates Pakistan’s interest to elevate bilateral relations and exchanges with Africa to a new era of friendship and cooperation.

He made these remarks while meeting Ambassador of Ethiopia Jamal Beker Abdula, at the Parliament House on Thursday.

Mohsin Dawar, appreciating the opening of the Ethiopian embassy in Islamabad, stressed that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its relations with Ethiopia and takes pride in the mutual support to each other at various multilateral forums including the UNGA, UNSC and UNHRC. He remarked that Ethiopia is an emerging linchpin in Pakistan’s strategy to expand trade with Africa. Both Pakistan and Ethiopia are promising markets for each other, he remarked.

Mohsin Dawar also proposed close coordination between Permanent Missions in New York and Geneva. He also wished continued and uninterrupted peace and prosperity in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian Ambassador, Jamal Beker Abdula, remarked that the world should not see Pakistan through a Western media’s lens. Pakistan is a peaceful, culturally rich and diversified country with immensely strong social values and huge economic potential, he remarked. He stated that Pakistan’s contribution to the UN Peace Keeping Missions is a testimony of the country’s enduring commitment to global peace.

The Ethiopian ambassador, stressing the bilateral trade relations, stated that Ethiopia is an attractive market for Pakistani agricultural, pharmaceutical, and technological products, while Ethiopia is critical to Pakistan’s food security in terms of the import of pulses, chickpeas, and red kidney beans.

He appreciated the Pakistan government’s decision to lift a ban on red kidney beans. He urged Pakistani businessmen to explore Ethiopia’s potentially lucrative markets. He stated that Pakistan should offer scholarships for Ethiopian students in various Pakistani universities to cement cultural and educational ties.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022


Comments are closed.

‘Engage Africa’: NA body chief describes it as ‘strategic pivot’

Overnight reverse repo (ceiling) rate to be 17pc

Turkish cos to take up profit repatriation, taxation issues with PM

Energy sector: ADB sending mission for proposed policy-based loan

Policy rate hiked to 16pc to quell biting inflation

Alternative energy: PM urges Pak-Turkish collaboration

PM, Erdogan hold one-to-one meeting

China’s Shenzhen Energy signs long-term LNG contract with BP

Jul-Oct period: Rs241.26bn authorised/disbursed under PSDP

Argentina look to Messi to salvage World Cup bid

FDFF creation: Cabinet approves Rs100m technical supplementary grant