Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi left for Kenya as part of the government’s strategy of economic diplomacy on a two-day visit to participate in the “Engage Africa” meeting.
He remarked today in a video message before leaving for Kenya that we are going forward on economic diplomacy following it as a foreign-policy concept.
The Foreign Minister said Pakistan’s Foreign Office is organizing “Engage Africa” conference in Kenya to boost trade and investment across the African continent.
The minister said trade advisor Abdul Razak Dawood will chair the conference, and will be accompanied by a delegation of about one hundred Pakistani businessmen.
He said significant business community leaders in African countries were also invited to the conference with a view to increasing the volume of trade and investment with African countries.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said he would call on Kenya’s President and also hold a meeting with his counterpart from Kenya.
The Foreign Minister said he will make efforts not only to improve and extend Pakistan’s ties with Kenya, but also with other African countries.