Waqar Kingravi calls on Mamnoon


ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said that as Pakistan and Nigeria were close friends, there were immense opportunities of cooperation between the two countries in various sectors including trade and commerce.

He said this while talking to High Commissioner-designate of Pakistan to Nigeria Waqar Ahmed Kingravi who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The president said that continuous efforts were required to further enhance this cooperation.

He underlined that Nigeria was the largest and important country of Africa and Pakistan had important trade ties with it. He directed the high commissioner-designate to focus on the exchange of trade delegations as there were numerous opportunities in different fields.

He said that Nigeria was also keen to further expand trade relations with Pakistan which could pave the way for further strengthening economic cooperation with whole Africa. He said that there has been strong cooperation between Pakistan and Nigeria in health and education. He directed Waqar Kingravi to include these matters in his priorities.