Pakistani Ambassadors designate called on Prime Minister Gilani

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has urged the Pakistani envoys posted at various countries of the world to work towards facilitating people to people contacts with the countries of their accreditation, in order to open up new avenues of cooperation. The economic diplomacy, he added, dominates the bilateral and multilateral relations among the comity of nations therefore concrete steps must be taken to facilitate the bilateral visits of the business delegations.

The Prime Minister was talking to Pakistan’s Ambassadors designate to different countries who called on him at the PM’s House here this afternoon.

While referring to major role of Pakistan in the international peace keeping, the Prime Minister stressed the Ambassadors designate to project the contributions made by Pakistan in the war against the terror and the losses it suffered for sake of international peace and security. Pakistan he mentioned is desirous of further improving its relations with all the countries in the interest of international peace and development.

Highlighting the importance of promotion of cultural ties between countries, the Prime Minister asked the Ambassadors designate to enhance the exchange cultural delegations more frequently. It would help, he added better understanding of cultures elsewhere and also in promoting our culture. It would help in increasing tourism as well, he added.

The Prime Minister also asked the Ambassadors designate to promote the true image of Pakistan at their respective countries of accreditations, through utilization of all possible means including their official engagements on various occasions. He also asked them to take proper care of the overseas Pakistanis as they are an asset for the country.

The Ambassadors designate thanked the Prime Minister for the confidence reposed on them in assigning important tasks. They assured the Prime Minister for utilization of their abilities to come up to the expectations of the government.

The Ambassador designate who met the Prime Minister collectively included, Ms. Tasneem Aslam, Mr. Jauhar Saleem, Nawabzada Aminullah Khan Raisani, Mr. Rizwanul Haq Mahmood, Ms. Humaira Hasan, Dr. Fazal ur Rehman Kazi, Mr. Muhammad Saleem, Mr. Amjid Majid Abbasi and Mr. Afrasiab Mehdi Hashmi

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