ISLAMABAD – President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday stressed strengthening of bilateral trade between Pakistan and Switzerland and emphasized on enhancing ties in cultural and educational fields.

The president said this while talking to the Ambassador-designate of Pakistan to Switzerland Ahmad Naseem Warraich, who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

He said focus should be on acquiring Swiss scholarships for Pakistani students to provide better opportunities for higher education.

He underlined that Swiss investment in agricultural sector would be encouraged in view of ample and attractive opportunities for investment.

He directed that efforts should be made to enhance cooperation between the Red Cross and Red Crescent to promote welfare activities.

The president said the international community should realize that Pakistan was the worst victim of terrorism, however this menace was largely overcome.