Islamabad, January 03, 2013 (PPI-OT): Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan, His Excellency Alshafie Ahmad Muhammad called on Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Federal Minister for National Regulations and Services here today.
The Ambassador informed the Minister that he is meeting various Pakistani leaders with the aim to enhance bilateral relations and promote cooperation in different areas. He particularly emphasized enhancement of trade between the two countries saying that there existed a great potential for expansion of trade ties.
Welcoming the Ambassador, the Minister agreed there were a number of opportunities for development of Pakistan-Sudan relations in all fields of human endeavour. During the discussion she highlighted the mandate, structure, organization and working of the Ministry of National Regulations and Services. She dilated on the recent passage of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Bill that has resulted in the establishment of a vibrant regulatory mechanism for Pharmaceutical industry. She described it as a remarkable achievement.
The Ambassador praised the regularization of pharmaceutical industry and termed it as a significant achievement of the Pakistan People’s Party Government.
Commenting on the strategic position of Pakistan, the Ambassador said that Pakistan is a great voice and true representative for all the Muslim countries of the world and that Muslim Ummah is proud of the role Pakistan is playing in international relations.
Federal Minister for National Regulations and Services, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan extended all possible support to enhance bilateral relations and said that her ministry would arrange a need assessment process for the Republic of Sudan in the field of medicines. She said that ways and measures would be set out soon, and for that purpose a delegation will be sent to Sudan to create Medical trade linkages.
Sudanese Ambassador thanked Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, and he invited her to pay a visit to Sudan. The meeting concluded with exchange of souvenirs.
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