PR No. 82 Islamabad

President Mamnoon Hussain has underscored the need for highlighting Pakistan’s liberal investment policy and called for efforts to convince New Zealand companies to invest in sectors of agriculture, dairy, livestock, and renewable energy in Pakistan.

The President said this while talking to Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to New Zealand, Mr. Afrasiab Mehdi Hashmi, who called on him at the Aiwan-e-SAdr, Islamabad on Wednesday.

The President called for expanding trade ties in diverse sectors as vast opportunities exist to realize the true potential. The President asked the High Commissioner-designate to make efforts for early consideration of market access for Pakistani mangoes by New Zealand as granted by the latter to other countries.

The President advised the High Commissioner-designate to focus on increasing cooperation in the fields of education and culture. The President said that the Pakistani students studying in New Zealand can be a bridge to further enhance bilateral relations. The President emphasized on increase in exchange of trade and cultural delegations for furthering ties between the two countries. .

The President advised the High Commissioner-designate to make efforts for opening of a Resident Mission in Islamabad by New Zealand to strengthen bilateral relations. The President noted with appreciation that Pakistan and New Zealand have maintained good cooperation at the international fora to the mutual benefit of both countries.

The President congratulated Mr. Afrasiab Mehdi Hashmi on his appointment as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to New Zealand and hoped that his appointment will further strengthen Pakistan’s multifaceted relations with New Zealand.