DAVOS: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened a meeting with Swiss Confederation President Doris Leuthard on Wednesday and informed him about Pakistan’s stance over Kashmir dispute with India.
Nawaz Sharif admired impartial take of Switzerland on membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Swiss President Doris Leuthard has said Pakistan has made great progress in economy despite different challenges faced by it. The Swiss president said Pakistan is progressing on the right track and we appreciate its economic roadmap. She also appreciated the Prime Minister’s efforts towards promoting stability in Pakistan. She said that Swiss companies are more than willing to work in Pakistan in such a positive and enabling environment.
She said we are very keen to work with Pakistan in different hydropower projects. The Swiss President said Pakistan has played a great role by giving refuge to three million Afghan refugees on its soil and hoped it will continue to play its role in promoting good relations with Afghanistan.
In his remarks, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appreciated efforts of the Swiss Asian Chamber of Commerce, Swiss Global Enterprise, and Swiss Business Council for introducing Pakistan to the Swiss business houses. He also thanked the Swiss government for offering postgraduate scholarships to Pakistani students at various public universities in Switzerland.
The Prime Minister complimented Switzerland’s objective, non-discriminatory and criteria based approach on NSG membership. He said Pakistan has a favorable environment for investment. Appreciating the efforts of the present government, the CEO Proctor and Gamble said there are tremendous investment opportunities in Pakistan. He assured that Pakistan is committed to facilitate and support an Afghan led and Afghan owned peace and reconciliation process as envisaged under the Quadrilateral framework. Nawaz Sharif said International Community should take notice of the gravity of the situation and call on India to respect human rights of the people of Kashmir and implement the UNSC resolutions on Kashmir. NNI