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PR No. 218 Islamabad: April 25, 2017.

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan offers excellent incentives for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and asked the Ambassador-designate to brief the business community in Denmark about the opportunities in Pakistan, especially in the field of renewable energy.

The President was talking to Ambassador-designate of Pakistan to Denmark Syed Zulfiqar Haider Gardezi who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Tuesday.

Congratulating the Ambassador-designate on his new responsibility, the President highlighted that although volume of bilateral trade between Pakistan and Denmark has been steadily growing there is a need for further enhancement of our exports to Denmark, both in the conventional and non-conventional items.

The President hoped that his appointment will further strengthen Pakistan-Denmark relations in all spheres. The President noted that Pakistan and Denmark enjoy warm and cordial relations and the two countries support each others’ candidatures at various international fora. He emphasized that Ambassador-designate should make efforts to obtain support for Pakistan’s candidature to the Human Rights Council for the term 2018-2020.

The President pointed out that Parliamentarians and think tanks play an important role in the formulation of policies of any government. Thus, he advised the Ambassador-designate to make serious efforts to reach out to these segments of the Danish society with a view to brief them on developments in Indian-occupied Kashmir and Afghanistan.

The President also urged to highlight the soft image of Pakistan. He directed the Ambassador-designate to provide efficient consular services to the members of the Pakistani diaspora and to remain in touch with them to keep abreast with their issues and problems.

The President wished Ambassador-Designate success in discharge of his new assignment and asked him to convey his best wishes and greetings to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe-II of Denmark.

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