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VP General Electric calls on PM, expresses desire for investment in Pakistan

NEW YORK: Vice President of General Electric (GE) John Rice called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday here, informed a statement issued from the PM Media office.

The dignitaries discussed matters of mutual interest in the meeting. The vice president of US-based multinational Company expressed interest in expanding business in Pakistan.

According to the press statement, VP Rice expressed his desire for investment in locomotives fabrication and health sector system delivery.

The premier said that the country is looking forward for more American companies to invest in diverse fields in Pakistan.

PM Abbasi further said that Pakistan is open to investment by foreign companies and looking forward to more US companies to invest in various fields here, according to the statement.

Appreciating the long association of the company with Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan had been benefitting immensely from its expertise.

PM Abbasi is in New York to lead a Pakistani delegation at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The PM will highlight key regional and global issues, including Kashmir and Rohingya Muslims issues, in his address to one of the largest gatherings of leaders from around the globe, according to Ambassador Lodhi who briefed journalists on the premier’s engagement at UNGA.

She said he is scheduled to meet a dozen world leaders, including US Vice President Mike Penace during his four-day stay.

The premier will meet the Jordanian King and leaders of Turkey,Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iran, the United Kingdom and Nepal. He will also have talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Abbasi will also exchange views with former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and some American business leaders.



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