ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi Thursday said that Pakistan’s unique geo-economic location offered tremendous opportunities for transport, trade, transit trade, and ICT connectivity to the entire region. The president, in a meeting with the envoys-designate of different countries, said Pakistan attached great importance to the promotion of trade, business, and commercial cooperation with friendly countries under its new “geo-economics” policy. He said Pakistan wanted to promote connectivity, and regional peace and development by further expanding bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade, economy, culture, and tourism. The ambassadors-designate of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Thailand, and the high commissioner-designate of Nigeria were among those who separately met the president. Earlier, the Kyrgyz Ambassador Totuiaev, Ulanbek Asankulovich, Kazakh Ambassador Yerzhan Kistafin, Azeri Ambassador Khazar Farhadov, Thai Ambassador Chakkrid Krachaiwong, Nigerian High Commissioner Abioye Mohammed Bello presented their credentials to President Alvi at a ceremony. Congratulating the newly-appointed envoys, the president expressed the hope that they would play their role in further strengthening political, economic, and cultural relations with Pakistan. He observed that greater regional integration would help drive growth and socio-economic development in the entire region. He also underscored the need to hold regular meetings of institutional mechanisms such as the Bilateral Political Consultations, Joint Ministerial Commissions, and Inter-Governmental Commissions, to further solidify bilateral relations with friendly countries. The president expressed satisfaction over the existing level of bilateral cooperation and wished the envoys success for their assignments in Islamabad.