Islamabad: Dr. Saadaldeen Ali Salim Talib, Yemeni Minister for Industry and Trade today called on President Mamnoon Hussain at the Presidency. Bilateral relations between the two countries and matters of mutual cooperation were discussed during the meeting.
Welcoming the Yemeni Minister for Industry and Trade and the accompanying delegation on their visit to Pakistan in connection with the meeting of the Joint Ministerial Commission, the President expressed hope that the visit would prove instrumental in further enhancing the existing bilateral relations particularly trade and commercial ties between Pakistan and Yemen.
The President said that Pakistan values its cordial relations with Yemen and desire to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields to the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries. The President emphasized the need for concerted steps on both sides to boost bilateral trade volume through increased cooperation in various sectors.
Highlighting the growing energy requirements of Pakistan, the President said that government was offering incentive packages for investment in power and energy sectors to meet the growing challenges of energy in the country. He invited Yemeni investment in energy and oil and gas sectors in Pakistan and urged the two sides for early finalization of arrangements for import of LNG from Yemen. He said that expeditious finalization of import of LNG from the Yemen would help Pakistan cope with the energy issues besides bolstering trade and commercial ties between the two countries.
Dr. Saadaldeen Ali Salim Talib thanked the President and government of Pakistan for the hospitality extended to him and the accompanying delegation and said that Yemen accords importance to its relations with Pakistan and was keen to explore ways and means to further enhance bilateral trade and commercial ties.