Argentinian investors urged to explore Pakistani market

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said on Monday that Pakistan’s unique geographical location and investment-friendly regime offered lucrative business opportunities to foreign businessmen.

In a meeting with Ambassador of Argentina Ivan Ivanissevich, who paid his farewell call on the president in Islamabad, Dr Alvi underscored the need to enhance bilateral trade between the two countries.

The president congratulated the ambassador on the successful completion of his tenure in Pakistan.

“Pakistan and Argentina enjoy friendly and cordial relations characterised by cooperation at international forums and shared perceptions and understanding on most major global and regional issues,” the president remarked.

He called for further strengthening of the bilateral relations for the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries.

The president urged the Argentinean businessmen to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan and benefit from the investment-friendly policies of the incumbent government in areas like oil and gas exploration, agriculture and energy, apart from the projects being executed along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

He hoped that Argentina would extend its support in the signing of a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between Pakistan and MERCOSUR, southern common market.

The ambassador thanked the government and people of Pakistan for their hospitality and hoped that bilateral relations between the two countries would further strengthen in the days to come.

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