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H.E Rashid Sobadar presented his credentials to the President of Pakistan

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H.E Rashid Sobadar presented his credentials on 01 November 2017 to the President of Pakistan, His Excellency Mr. Mamnoon Hussain. The protocol department of the Presidency together with the protocol of the Foreign Office of Pakistan organized the ceremony of submission of credentials in a very professional way. It was outstanding.

The Ambassador was carried to the Presidential House by horse carriage pulled by pedigree horses, which added more panache to the ceremony. The Parade and the Guard of Honour were of world class standard.

After the submission of credentials, H.E. Mr. Mamnoon Hussain received the Mauritian ambassador and his spouse for about 15 minutes for discussions on issues related to Mauritius and Pakistan. After the usual courtesies, the discussions were on various issues. The President of Pakistan is keen to see his country moving towards Africa and in this regard, he talked about “Look Africa Trade Forum.”

H.E Rashid Sobadar explained to the President how Mauritius can be used as a platform to help Pakistan move towards Africa. Mauritius has all the required institutions to facilitate this collaboration with Africa. The ambassador also raised the issue of culture and talked about the setting up of a cultural centre (Urdu House in Mauritius) for the promotion of Urdu language and culture. Tourism has been another dominant issue in which the President showed interest.

Both sides also identified areas where both countries can work together, especially in the manufacturing sector, education, health sector, on connectivity, ICT, Gwadar Port and China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

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