President Dr Arif Alvi has underscored the need for further strengthening the existing bilateral relations with Uzbekistan in all areas of mutual interests, including political, trade, economic and cultural fields. He said it was essential to build political, economic and cultural relations with Uzbekistan and interacts closely on issues of bilateral importance, regional developments and international cooperation, especially through exchange of high level visits, parliamentary exchanges and ministerial interactions. He stated this while talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Syed Ali Asad Gillani, who called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. The President asked the Ambassador to work for promotion of trade and economic relations between the two countries. He emphasized the need to diversify Pakistan’s exports to Uzbekistan by including manufactured goods, finished products, pharmaceuticals and services etc. He also asked the Ambassador to work for promotion of tourism in Pakistan as well as strengthening cultural linkages between the two sides. He highlighted that parliamentary cooperation was highly essential to further deepen bilateral relations and stressed the need for promoting parliamentary exchanges between the two countries.