ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Monday said Pakistan was desirous of expanding its relations with Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) for strengthening democracy and democratic institutions in the country.
The President said this in a meeting with Secretary General IPU, Martin Chungong here at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The President observed that Pakistan was an active member of IPU and was proud of its association with the international organization as the country was represented in various IPU committees.
He said democracy in Pakistan was firmly entrenched and called for further fostering of partnership between Pakistan and IPU.
The President said that the Parliament of Pakistan would appreciate IPU’s assistance in its capacity building.
He urged the Secretary General to ensure presence of Pakistanis at IPU Secretariat, which at present had no participation from Pakistan.
The President commended IPU for being the focal point for global parliamentary dialogue.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily