Islamabad, July 23, 2014 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada met Scottish Minister for External Affairs and International Development Mr. Humza Yousaf today in Glasgow. Minister Pirzada is visiting Glasgow as the Chef de Mission of the 62-member Pakistani contingent participating in the 20th Commonwealth Games being held from 23 July to 3 August 2014. The two Ministers discussed ways and means to further promote bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, renewable energy, education and culture.
The Scottish Minister praised the progressive outlook of the Pakistan’s economy and evinced keen interest in exploring cooperation in renewable sources of energy particularly micro hydro-electric and wind energy. He expressed desire to leverage the existing diaspora linkages to increase the scale and scope of trade and educational relations.
The Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination briefed the Scottish Minister about government’s incentives to attract foreign investment in the sectors of education and energy. He also emphasised the need to increase sporting and cultural exchanges between Pakistan and Scotland.
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