Islamabad, 11 June 2022 (TDI): The outgoing High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam, Pengiran Abdul Samad Bin Pengiran Haji Metasan, called on Pakistan’s President, Dr. Arif Alvi, at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday.

During the meeting, President stressed the need to further enhance the bilateral engagements at all levels with Brunei Darussalam, including trade, business, investment, and economic sectors.

The President also explained to the High Commissioner of Brunei about Pakistan’s investor-friendly policies. He expressed hope that investors from Brunei Darussalam would consider investing in Pakistan’s energy, agriculture and education sectors.

Furthermore, he said that Pakistan and Brunei had excellent bilateral relations which were rooted in shared values, religious commonalities, and cooperative partnerships.

“Both the brotherly countries enjoy a deep level of trust and understanding on a range of issues including Islamophobia, cooperation within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and issues related to global peace”, he added.

He emphasized the need for bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture for the better utilization of scarce water resources and to increase the productivity of vast agricultural land using sophisticated technology.

He further stated that Pakistan could offer training to Brunei’s diplomatic and military personnel. The President also highlighted the gross human rights violations being committed by India in the illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Along these lines, he added that the incidents of violence against Indian minorities, particularly against Muslims, had intensified under the Modi regime’s patronage.

President also said that Pakistan and its people were looking forwards to the visit of the Sultan of Brunei to Pakistan. He also appreciated the efforts of the outgoing High Commissioner for strengthening relations between the two brotherly countries.

The President expressed the hope that the outgoing Envoy would continue to work to strengthen the relations between Pakistan and Brunei Darussalam.

The relationship between both countries is also close because both countries are members of the Commonwealth and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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