Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasised the need for concerted steps by Pakistan and Mauritius to benefit from their Preferential Trade Agreement and enhance the existing volume of bilateral trade.
While speaking to the Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius Dr Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Tuesday, the President referred to the PTA between the two countries signed in 2007 and urged exchanges of business delegations to help boost trade and economic relations.
During the meeting Pakistan-Mauritius bilateral relations, regional and global matters of mutual interest were discussed.
The President welcomed the Deputy Prime Minster and expressed the hope of further enhancing the existing bilateral relations particularly trade and commercial ties between the two countries.
Referring to the ties in the field of education, the President said Pakistan has been offering courses to Mauritius under Pakistan Technical Assistance Programme (PTAP) and assured that such courses would continue in the future.
The President also offered assistance to Mauritius for technical training and education in diverse fields including medicine, engineering, pharmacy, dentistry, banking and diplomacy. Deputy Prime Minister Beebeejaun, who also holds the portfolio of Minister of Renewable Energy and Public Utilities, thanked the President and government of Pakistan for their warm hospitality.