Dr Alvi urges enhanced ties with Belgium

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ISLAMABAD: Outgoing Ambassador of Belgium, Frederic Verheyden paid fairwell call on President Dr. Arif Alvi, here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Wednesday. - PID photo

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has stressed for further enhancing Pakistan-Belgium relations in the areas of economy, trade and tourism.
He was talking to Belgian Ambassador Frédéric Verheyden who paid a farewell call on him in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Appreciating the cordial bilateral relations, the President underscored the need for convening of joint commission meeting to further intensify dialogue for strengthening cooperation between the two in spheres like economics, trade, and tourism.
The current volume of trade between Pakistan and EU was not commensurate to its true potential and needed further boost, he added. He emphasized that the investment-friendly policies of the Pakistani Government would be fully utilized to enhance bilateral and multilateral economic collaboration.
Hoping that the Ambassador had a pleasant stay in Pakistan, the President congratulated him on successful completion of his tenure in Pakistan and appreciated his efforts for enhancing the bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Ambassador thanked the Government and people of Pakistan for their hospitality and making his stay in Pakistan pleasant. He also lauded the sacrifices by the people of Pakistan in curbing the menace of terrorism in the country. In the end, the President wished him the best for his future endeavours and conveyed his regards to King Phillipe. – NNI