President for enhanced trade and investment ties with the USA



ISLAMABAD, MAR 18: President Asif Ali Zardari has urged the need to enhance trade and investment relations with the USA, besides exploring collaborative opportunities in diverse sectors. He said that American enterprises should be encouraged to invest in the Pakistan Stock Exchange as well as bring innovative business ideas to the country’s economy.

The President made these remarks while talking to the Ambassador of the United States of America (USA) to Pakistan, Mr Donald Blome, who called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today.

During the meeting, the President said that Pakistan had enjoyed a long-standing and broad-based relationship with the USA spanning over seven decades, which needed to be further strengthened. 

The President stated that the top priority of Pakistan was to put its economy on the right track and overcome economic and security challenges. He highlighted that climate change was a global issue, and Pakistan was among the countries most vulnerable to its adverse impacts. He said that Pakistan wanted to improve its agricultural sector by adopting modern irrigation techniques to conserve water and reduce reliance on flood irrigation.

The US Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr Donald Blome, said that Pakistan and the USA could enhance bilateral collaboration in the fields of trade & investment, climate change, renewable energy, agriculture and security. He informed that the USA had completed the Sindh Basic Education Program to build climate-resilient schools to strengthen Pakistan’s education sector.

The US Ambassador also congratulated the President on assuming the office for a second time.