ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said Pakistan was desirous of broadening and deepening its bilateral relations with Singapore at all levels of engagement, particularly in economic field.

Talking to Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to Singapore Rukhsana Afzaal, who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President underlined the need for regular interactions at Joint Ministerial Commission level between the two countries.

The President highlighted that the current volume of bilateral trade between the two countries was not commensurate to the true potential. He urged the High Commissioner-designate to take proactive measures to enhance the quantum of bilateral trade and also work towards recommencing meaningful negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries. —APP