MoFA hosts Envoys' Conference

By Ajmal Khan Yousafzai
ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi will inaugurate the two-day Envoys Conference on Africa on Wednesday, being hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Conference will bring together the Pakistani envoys posted in Africa with important stakeholders including senior leadership from relevant ministries and departments and representatives of the private sector. A Foreign Office statement on Tuesday said Pakistan’s relations with African nations have always been characterized by cordiality, mutual trust and understanding.
“Consistent with the vision of the leadership, and priorities of the Government, the Conference aims at deepening Pakistan’s engagement with Africa in diverse fields,” the statement mentioned. The Conference participants shall deliberate on ways and means to further strengthen existing relations with African countries and diversify and deepen political, economic,security and socio cultural ties.
The Conference will also provide leading manufacturers, exporters and IT organizations the opportunity to brief the Pakistani Envoys on potential goods and services which can be exported to African markets.
Africa is the second largest continent of the world with 20% of the world’s landmass and 54 sovereign states, with 1.2 billion people and the largest youth population on the globe.