Ambassadors Designate call on Prime Minister
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ambassadors designate Mr Khalid Durrani (Algiers), Mr. Nasrullah Khan (Brazil), Mr Manzoor ul Haq (Egypt) and Mr Ayaz Hussain (Libya) called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani at the PM’s House today before proceeding to the countries of their accreditation.
Mr. Khalid Durrani said that there was lot of goodwill for Pakistan and the people of the host country appreciate Pakistan’s diplomatic recognition in 1958 soon after the independence of Algiers. The Prime Minister asked the Ambassador to explore the prospects of trade and also enhancing collaboration in the energy sector.
Mr Nasrullah Khan apprised the Prime Minister that the size of the economy of Brazil had touched two trillion dollars. “It would be my endeavour to enhance cooperation between Pakistan and Brazil in the fields of agriculture, bio-fuel and improved variety of cotton seeds”, Mr Nasrullah said.
Mr Manzoor ul Haq said that the country was in the process of transition to democracy and the chances of better and sustainable relations between Pakistan and Egypt would be better when transition would be complete.
The Prime Minister asked the Ambassador to serve as a bridge between the government of Pakistan and the government of host country for the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries.
Mr Ayaz Hussain was directed by the Prime Minister to stay in touch with the Pakistani community in Libya which had done great job for the economies of Libya and Pakistan. Mr Ayaz said that he would try to explore further avenues in the fields of energy and construction.
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