QCG efforts on Afghanistan peace would soon bring fruits

QCG efforts on Afghanistan peace would soon bring fruits

ISLAMABAD: (APP) President Mamnoon Hussain Friday hoped that efforts of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) for reconciliation in Afghanistan would bear fruit and situation in the region would soon improve.

In a meeting with the outgoing High Commissioner of Canada to Pakistan Heather Cruden who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr here, the President stated that Pakistan was trying its best for peace and stability in the region and its efforts were yielding positive results.

The President said that Operation Zarb-e-Azb had achieved 90 per cent targets and complete success would be attained soon which would bring stability in the region.

He said that dedicated attention was being paid on the education of women and children in Pakistan and implementation of many projects was underway to empower women.

He thanked the Government of Canada for extending cooperation in education projects in Pakistan and urged that Canada should consider easing visa formalities for Pakistani students interested in acquiring education there.

The President said that Pakistan would welcome Canadian cooperation in projects aimed at women empowerment.

President Mamnoon said that Pakistan and Canada enjoyed cordial relations, noting that bilateral relations between the two countries were strengthening with the passage of time.

Underlining the need for enhancing bilateral trade volume between the two countries, the President stated that with the operationalization of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, regional trade would grow enormously.

The President wished the outgoing envoy success in her future assignments.

Outgoing High Commissioner Heather Cruden said that situation in Pakistan was improving rapidly. She had a productive and comfortable stay in Pakistan during her tenure as High Commissioner of Canada to Pakistan, she added.