Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Pakistan Federal Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amim Fahim arrives in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday on a three-day visit aiming to strengthen bilateral trade relations between the two countries.

The minister is coming as a special envoy of President Asif Ali Zardari with the objective to further strengthen “goodwill, friendship and bilateral relations” with Bangladesh, The Daily Star, a local newspaper, reported quoting officials.

This will be the first high-level visit by a Pakistani leader since Awami League government assumed power in January last year. Fahim is the senior most and influential minister in Pakistan’s cabinet.

During his stay in the capital, he will meet President Zillur Rahman and his Bangladesh counterpart Faruk Khan and other government functionaries.

BBN/SSR/ANS-23Nov10-10:40 am (BST)