Lahore : Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Sweden as they were based on commonality of views and shared interest of democratic pluralism.
He stated this during a meeting with Annika Ben David, Ambassador of Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who called on him here along with Ambassador of Sweden, Ingrid Johansson.
Annika Ben David said that Sweden highly regarded the values of democracy and human rights and would like to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in these areas. She said that Sweden was keen to further strengthen its trade ties with Pakistan and promote business contacts between the two countries.
She also appreciated the increased women participation in various fields and said that gender equality had benefitted the whole society. She also congratulated the minister on assuming his office and extended her best wishes for all his future endeavours.