President calls for expeditious FTA signing between Pakistan, Switzerland

President Dr Arif Alvi has expressed the need for the expeditious signing of the mutually agreed upon Free Trade Agreement between Pakistan and Switzerland.

Talking to the outgoing Ambassador of Switzerland in Pakistan Bénédict de Cerjat, who paid a farewell call on him in Islamabad on Thursday, he said FTA would provide a formal framework for enhanced and speedy cooperation in the fields of trade, economy and commerce.

The President said the world community should take serious notice of the rising Islamophobia and polarization in Indian society.

He called upon the international community to take meaningful steps for curbing the incidents of terrorization of minorities in India and violence connected with Islamophobia to mitigate the sufferings of Indian Muslims and other religious minorities.

The President said that Pakistan could benefit from the Swiss experience in technical education and training in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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