PR No.94 Islamabad: March 10, 2017

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan greatly values its relations with Myanmar.

The President said this while talking to outgoing ambassador of Myanmar Win Naing who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Friday.

The President stated that Myanmar’s transition to a democratic set up is a welcome development. The President said that Pakistan believes that peace and harmony is imperative to reap the fruits of democracy and its effects should reach the people. The President stated that Pakistan supports the efforts of Myanmar to strengthen democracy in the country. The President called for increasing contacts at parliamentary level and regular exchange of high level delegations between the two countries to further enhance relations and increase bilateral investment.

The President highlighted that bilateral trade between the two countries is below its true potential and said bilateral economic relations needs to be further enhanced. The President said that Pakistan desires to see peace, stability and prosperity in Myanmar.

The President noted it is a historic fact that after the creation of Pakistan ambassador of Myanmar, U Pe Khin, was the first ever envoy to present his credentials to Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The President hoped that upon return to his country the outgoing ambassador will promote a positive image of Pakistan. The outgoing ambassador said that Myanmar accords great important to its relations with Pakistan. He expressed gratitude to the Government of Pakistan for the support extended to him during his tenure in Pakistan.