ISLAMABAD:(APS)September 6, 2016-Pakistan and Senegal have agreed to strengthen cooperation in diverse fields including trade, investment, agriculture and education.
The understanding came during delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and President of Senegal Macky Sall in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister said that in addition to existing items like textiles, pharmaceuticals and rice, Pakistan can also export leather and leather products, light engineering goods, and agricultural machinery to Senegal.
He said Pakistan can extend technical support to Senegal for establishment of sugar and cement plants.
Matters pertaining to defense cooperation between the two countries and the proposal for opening a Pakistani bank in Senegal were also discussed during the meeting.
Pakistan offered to cooperate in the fields of intelligence sharing, control of human and drug trafficking and capacity building in counter-terrorism for Senegal.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan is happy to offer scholarships for Senegalese students in various fields of education and training in prestigious institutions of the country. He welcomed the decision to open Senegalese Embassy in Islamabad, which will further strengthen the bilateral cooperation between our two countries.