Published On: Tue, Jan 19th, 2021
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Pakistan highly values its relations with Vietnam: President Alvi

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ISLAMABAD : President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan highly values its relations with Vietnam and wants to further strengthen trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. He said that Vietnamese investors needed to take advantage of Pakistan’s improved business environment as Pakistan offered on-arrival visa facility to Vietnamese nationals.

The President made these remarks while talking to the outgoing Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Pham Hoang Kim, who called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday.

While highlighting the need to institutionalize high-level bilateral exchanges, President Dr. Arif Alvi said that the exchange of parliamentary delegations would open up new avenues of bilateral cooperation. He stated that Pakistan admired the fast-paced economic growth of Vietnam. Pakistan is also grateful of Vietnam’s support to Pakistan to become full-dialogue partner with ASEAN, President said.

President Dr. Arif Alvi underlined the need to foster people-to-people contacts by promoting cooperation in the fields of tourism and education. The President congratulated Pham Hoang Kim on the successful completion of his tenure in Pakistan and appreciated his efforts towards the promotion of bilateral ties between Pakistan and Vietnam.

Meanwhile President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphasized on mass awareness about advantages of breastfeeding for better health of mother and child.

Addressing a seminar on Promotion of Breastfeeding in Islamabad on Monday, President Dr. Arif Alvi said media, Ulema and Lady Health workers have important role to play in this regard. The President said breastfeeding proves an effective prevention against several diseases for mother and child, and it is the best nutrition for a new born baby.

He said we need to follow the Quranic teachings about breastfeeding, which have also been endorsed by modern science.