Pakistan decides to open diplomatic missions in six countries on urgent basis: Report

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Pakistan decides to open diplomatic missions in six countries on urgent basis: Report

*ISLAMABAD: **Pakistan decides to open diplomatic missions in six countries on urgent basis.*

Pakistan has decided to set up diplomatic missions in six African countries on an urgent basis in a bid to improve trade ties with them.

These countries include Djibouti, Angola, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana and Ivory Coast.

Besides, Pakistan will also open commercial sections in Algeria, Ethiopia, Senegal Nigeria and Kenya.

Press attaches will be posted in seven African countries. Next year, Pakistan will organise an international investment and trade conference in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

An Africa task force has been formed at the Foreign Office to implement the decisions made at the recently concluded ‘Engage Africa Conference’ in Islamabad.

Africa is the second largest continent in the world, spreading over 20% of the world landmass and a collective GDP of over $2.3 trillion. It offers an import market of around $500 billion. Pakistan currently has 15 resident missions in the African countries.

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