President Mamnoon Hussain has stated that Pakistan and Egypt enjoy fraternal relations which are rooted in shared history, culture and heritage. The President stated that Pakistan considers Egypt as a key Muslim country and a significant stakeholder in the region as well as in the Islamic world.
The President said this while talking to outgoing ambassador of Egypt Mr. Said Hindam who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Tuesday.
The President called for greater people-to-people contacts and exchange of cultural and business delegations between the two countries to further expand bilateral relations. The President observed that bilateral trade is far below the potential and emphasized on taking concerted measures for raising its volume to the mutual benefit of both countries.
The President appreciated the role of outgoing ambassador as Dean of the African Heads of Mission in promoting Pakistan’s relations with African countries. The President commended the services of Mr. Said Hindam for strengthening bilateral relations and wished the outgoing envoy success in his future life and assignments.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Said Hindam said that Egypt and Pakistan share identical views on major issues and cooperate with each other at the UN, OIC, D-8 and other international fora. The ambassador said that Egypt has always stood by Pakistan including on the Kashmir issue. The outgoing envoy stated that Pakistanis are a loving people and his country is looking forward to further deepen its bilateral relations with Pakistan.
Mr. Said Hindam thanked the President for the support he was extended by the Government of Pakistan during his stay as ambassador inPakistan.