Islamabad, April 18, 2014 (PPI-OT): Mr. Imran Yawar, Pakistan’s ambassador-designate to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and permanent observer to African Union (AU) today called on President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr and discussed matters pertaining to his diplomatic assignment.
Congratulating Mr. Imran Yawar on his new responsibilities, the President said that Pakistan values its close and cordial relationship with Ethiopia and urged the newly appointed ambassador to focus on further consolidating Pakistan’s bilateral relations with Ethiopia particularly trade and commercial ties.
The President said that Pakistan’s relations with Africa in general and Ethiopia in particular are not commensurate with the real trade potential and existing goodwill and emphasized the need for more concerted efforts to strengthen trade and economic ties with African countries.
The ambassador designate thanked the President for reposing confidence in him and assured that he would concentrate on augmenting Pakistan’s bilateral ties with Ethiopia with particular focus on enhancing trade, business and economic ties.
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