Outgoing Ambassador of Sudan calls on President

ISLAMABAD, Dec 15 (NNI): Mr. Alshafie Ahmed Mohamed Ambassador ofSudan in Pakistan paid a farewell call on President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

Discussing Pakistan-Sudan bilateral relations, the President said that Pakistanattaches great importance to its relations with Sudan and wishes to consolidate it further. The President said that Pakistan is keen to enhance the existing relations with Sudan in all domains particularly in trade, economic and defence matters.

President Mamnoon Husain said that both countries should continue exploring mutual avenues for future cooperation for further increasing the volume of trade between the two countries noting that the existing bilateral trade volume of US $ 46.47 million is far below the potential. The President expressed hope that the proposed 3rd round of Pak-Sudan Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) would be held early next year which would further enhance bilateral economic cooperation.

The President noted with appreciation that the both countries have extended support to each other at various regional and international forums and expressed commitment for furthering bilateral collaboration in diverse fields to the mutual benefits of the people of both countries.

The President also conveyed his good wishes to the President Omar al-Bashir and the Sudanese leadership. President Mamnoon Hussain conveyed his thanks to the President of Sudan for extending invitation to visit Sudan and expressed hope to visit Sudan at the earliest possible convenience.

The President appreciated the ambassadorial services of Mr. Alshafie Ahmed Mohamed in bringing Pakistan and Sudan further closer. The President wished the outgoing envoy good luck and success in his future life and assignments.


Mr. Alshafie Ahmed Mohamed thanked the President and the Government of Pakistan for the support he was extended during his stay as ambassador inPakistan. NNI

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