April 11, 2019: President Dr Arif Alvi has called for exploring possibilities to enhance trade and economic cooperation between Pakistan and Kazakhstan.
Talking to Kazakhstan Ambassador, Barlybay Sadykov in Islamabad today, he urged Kazakhstan to facilitate access of Pakistani commodities to its markets.
The President highlighted the need to explore possibilities of cooperation and joint ventures in sectors like food processing, textile, machinery and equipment, construction and infrastructure.
He said that given the abundance of oil and gas in Kazakhstan, Pakistan’s state-owned companies can explore and invest in Kazakh oil and gas sector.
Dr Arif Alvi underscored the need for establishing air and land connectivity between the two countries as Pakistan can provide Kazakhstan the shortest route through the newly developed Gwadar port.
He appreciated the principled position taken by Kazakhstan for non-discriminatory expansion of the Nuclear Suppliers Group's membership.
The President underlined that Pakistan is extending e-visa facilitation to 175 countries including Kazakhstan and urged Kazakhstan to consider introducing visa easement process for Pakistani tourists and businessmen as well.