Islamabad, 22 June 2022 (TDI): Canadian High Commissioner Wendy Gilmour discussed the course of the bilateral relationships between Canada and Pakistan with Prime Minister Shehbaz Shareef.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister expressed the government’s will to enhance bilateral cooperation and friendship between the two countries.

Also, he emphasized improving trade and investment in infrastructure, energy, healthcare, and the education sector.

Friendly business environment

Consequently, the Prime Minister elaborated the friendly business policies and foreign investment opportunities in Pakistan to the High Commissioner.

In addition, he urged Canadian business companies to take advantage of this opportunity and make long-term investments in Pakistan.

While highlighting the potential of the Reko-Diq project, the Prime Minister said that the project would create immense economic opportunity for Pakistan.

Also, it would create jobs exclusively for the people of Baluchistan.

Furthermore, he hoped that Barrick Gold would soon commence its work on the site to reap the dividends for mutual benefit.

In response, the High Commissioner stated that Canada would encourage companies to explore economic investment opportunities in Pakistan.

Regional peace and stability 

Furthermore, Prime Minister Sharif attenuated the imperative of maintaining peace and a politically stable environment in Afghanistan.

Subsequently, he encouraged the international community to combat the Afghan humanitarian and economic crisis.

The Ambassador appreciated the dedication and commitment of Pakistan, especially regarding post evacuations aftermath of the newly formed Afghan government.

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The Canadian High Commissioner, Wendy Gilmour emphasizes strengthening cordial relationships with Pakistan.

While addressing the issue of the Russia-Ukraine war, the Prime Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s principled position to hold the UN charter and urged the international community to find a peaceful resolution to this crisis through dialogue and diplomacy.

Additionally, he informed the High Commissioner that Pakistan has dispatched four consignments of humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine.

75 years of Pakistan-Canada ties

Citing the active Pakistani diaspora in Canada, the Prime Minister urged to enhance people-to-people contacts and high-level exchanges between the countries.

Moreover, he underlined the need to celebrate the 7th anniversary of diplomatic ties between countries in a suitable manner.

Subsequently, he extended a cordial invitation to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make an official visit to Pakistan to further improve Pakistan-Canada bilateral relations.