President for expanding trade, cultural ties with Italy,

President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday urged the need to further expand trade, economic, cultural and people-to-people relations with Italy.

Talking to the Ambassador-designate of Italy to Pakistan, Marilina Armellin, the president highlighted the need to further enhance bilateral trade between the two countries.

He said that Italian investors should benefit from the investment opportunities under the Special Investment Facilitation Council in various sectors.

He stated that the Pakistani diaspora in Italy was playing an important role in the development of Italy and was acting as a bridge between the two countries. He also asked the ambassador to help in expediting the issuance of visas to Pakistani students.

He congratulated the newly appointed envoys and expressed the hope that they would play their role in further improving bilateral ties with Pakistan.

BY: Nadeem Faisal Baiga