Pakistan attaches great importance to ties with Kenya: President

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High Commissioner - designate to Kenya Mr. Raza Bashir Tarar called on President Mamnoon Hussain at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on August 12, 2015.

ISLAMABAD, Aug 12:  President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday said that Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Africa in general and Kenya in particular and government was keen to strengthen ties with African countries.
Talking to Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to Kenya, Raza Bashir Tarar, who called on him here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President called for expanding volume of trade with Kenya in various areas of mutual benefit to realize the true trade potential between the two countries.
Congratulating the High Commissioner on his new assignment, the President called for making efforts to use Kenya as a launching- pad for enhancing trade and commercial relations with the African Union (AU) countries particularly those in East Africa.
He stressed upon High Commissioner-designate to expand Pakistan’s trade and economic relations with other concurrently accredited countries like Burundi, Eritrea, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda.
He underlined the importance of exchange of high level visits and cultural exchanges between the two countries for further cementing the bilateral ties.
President Mamnoon called upon High Commissioner-designate to explore more avenues for export of Pakistani defence products.
He emphasized upon early convening of the Joint Ministerial Commission between the two countries for giving impetus to bilateral cooperation.
The President wished the High Commissioner-designate success in his new assignment.

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