islamabad -  President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasised the need for increasing trade among Islamic countries, saying that OIC member states should meet their requirements with products of Islamic countries.

Talking to the outgoing ambassador of Morocco to Pakistan Mustapha Salahdine yesterday, the President noted that bilateral trade volume between Pakistan and Morocco is below potential and called for increasing it.

The President said that unnecessary duties between Pakistan and Morocco should be done away with to boost up bilateral trade activities. He stated that Pakistan offers attractive investment opportunities and Moroccan entrepreneurs should benefit from it.

The President called for regular exchange of delegations in the fields of education, culture and other sectors between Pakistan and Morocco. He said that the people of Morocco are known for their excellent conduct in the region. He lauded Morocco’s journey to progress and prosperity under the leadership of Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane. 

President Mamnoon Hussain conveyed his best wishes for the people and leadership of Morocco. On the occasion, the outgoing ambassador of Morocco thanked the Government of Pakistan for extending support to his country on various regional and international issues.

Meanwhile, President Mamnoon Hussain has said that trade between Pakistan and Sudan can further increase through bilateral cooperation in different fields.

Talking to the Special Envoy/Minister of International Cooperation of Sudan Kamal Hasan Ali during meeting at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday, the President said that Pakistan and Sudan share strong bonds of friendship based on common religion, history and culture.

The special envoy brought a special message from Sudanese President. President Mamnoon Hussain assured that thorough consideration will be given to Sudanese request for support to representation of Sudan in World Health Organization.

The President called for regular exchange of delegations in different fields between the two countries for further cementing bilateral relations. The President expressed confidence that participation of Sudan in defence exhibition IDEAS-2016 will open up new horizons for bilateral cooperation.

The President noted that both countries support each other on various regional and international fora. The President also conveyed his best wishes for the people and leadership of Sudan.