Islamabad, June 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan has reaffirmed its resolve to deepen fraternal ties with Niger and promote “Engage Africa” initiative. This resolve was expressed at a meeting between Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood and Niger’s Ministers for Industry and Investment Gado Sabo Moctar and Zakari Wargo Boubacar in Islamabad on Friday.
The Foreign Secretary expressed satisfaction at the close brotherly ties between the two countries, marked by common faith, convergence of views and shared perspectives. Underling Pakistan’s resolve to deepen and broaden Pakistan-Niger fraternal cooperation in all dimensions, he stressed the importance of regular exchanges at the leadership, Ministerial, business and people-to-people levels.
Highlighting the ‘Engage Africa’ initiative guided by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision, Sohail Mahmood underscored Pakistan’s efforts to deepen cooperation with the African Continent underpinned by enhanced diplomatic footprint and economic and commercial engagement. Both sides expressed satisfaction on signing of bilateral agreements for supplying Pakistani tractors, motorcycles, pharmaceuticals, seeds and pesticides.
Foreign Secretary expressed the hope that the delegation’s visit to Pakistan would provide basis to further reinforce an already growing Pakistan-Niger economic partnership. The delegation is on a weeklong visit to Pakistan during which it would go to Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.
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