Mr. Greg Giokas, High Commissioner of Canada in Pakistan called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at Islamabad today.
During the meeting, views were exchanged on bilateral matters. Prime Minister reaffirmed that Pakistan and Canada share similar views on a range of regional and global issues for promotion of peace and stability.
Prime Minister said that the Government’s priority is to focus on the economic well being of the people and for this purpose trade is a vital component. Present government has formulated investor friendly policies and we welcome foreign investment in various sectors particularly in the energy sector, said the Prime Minister. PM added that regular consultations and exchange of visits by parliamentarians and businessmen would be mutually beneficial for both countries.
The presence of large number of Pakistani expatriates in Canada gives a special meaning to the relationship and acts as a bridge of friendship between Pakistan and Canada, said the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister also appreciated Canada’s humanitarian assistance during the natural calamities and hoped that development assistance would continue in the education sector.
Canadian High Commissioner re-iterated the commitment of Canadian Government to further strengthening ties between the two governments and its people.