President Dr Arif Alvi has asked for enhanced economic and trade relations with Vietnam. He said that Pakistan highly valued its ties with Vietnam in all spheres of bilateral and multilateral interactions. He stated this while talking to Pakistan Ambassador-designate to Vietnam, Ms. Samina Mehtab, who called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. The President emphasized the need for further expanding bilateral ties with Vietnam in all areas of mutual benefits. He asked the Ambassador-designate to work for promoting trade and commercial relations with Vietnam as Pakistan offered immense investment opportunities and Vietnamese business community needed to benefit from investment-friendly environment of Pakistan. He asked the Ambassador to work for promoting the prestige and image of the country as well as highlight the tourism potential of Pakistan which is a good destination for the Vietnamese tourists with Buddhist Gandhara civilization. The President underscored the importance of bilateral political and cultural exchanges at the highest level and asked the Ambassador to explore the possibilities of such exchanges which greatly helped in further strengthening bilateral cooperation. The President congratulated the Ambassador-designate over her appointment as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Vietnam and expressed the hope that she would work for further enhancing bilateral relations with Vietnam.