ISLAMABAD: Ambassadors and High Commissioner of Australia, Somalia and Romania separately called on Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Parliament House on Thursday.
Wide range of issues including enhancing parliamentary and economic ties between Pakistan and their respective countries came under discussion, said a press release.
Talking to the High Commissioner of Australia Ms. Margaret Adamson, the Speaker said that terrorism as a global challenge has no religion nor a single country can claim immunity from terrorism.
He further added that unified and collective action against this global menace is the only solution to root out terrorism.
He said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Australia and keen to further strengthen them through parliamentary cooperation and people-to-people and economic contacts.
He underlined the need for enhanced interaction between the Parliamentarians of the two countries especially Friendship groups of both the Parliament. The Speaker said that there is possibility of wide range of cooperation, particularly agriculture and Livestock sectors that needed to be exploited.
High Commissioner of Australia Ms. Margaret Adamson said that her government also attaches great importance to its relations and keen to further strengthen them through interaction in diverse fields. She agreed that parliamentary friendship groups could play a vital role in enhancing bilateral relations.
High Commissioner also presented an invitation to Speaker on behalf of Australian Speaker to visit Australia.
While talking to the Ambassador of Somalia Mrs. Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi, the Speaker said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to Somalia and desires to see Somalia as a prosperous, peaceful and stable country.
The Speaker asked the Ambassador to convey his best wishes and congratulation to the newly elected Speaker of Somalia and also extended an invitation to visit Pakistan.
Ambassador of Somalia Mrs. Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi thanked the Speaker for his kind words and said that her government also strongly desires to have congenial relations with Pakistan. She briefed Speaker about the current situation of Somalia and also discussed issues related to health and medical facilities.
Speaking to the Ambassador of Romania Nicola Goia, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that Pakistan is fully committed to strengthening and expanding bilateral ties with Romania.
He said that Pakistan-Romania relations are based on mutual goodwill and understanding as well as converging views on important global issues. The Speaker urged greater engagement between business communities of both countries. He also underlined the need to strengthen Parliamentary engagements and promoting people to people contact between the two countries.
Ambassador of Romania Nicola Goia endorsed Ayaz Sadiq’s proposal for expansion of Parliamentary and commercial relations. He added that Romania consider Pakistan as its partner in addressing regional and global challenges. He appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in global war on terror and acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by the people of Pakistan for global peace and security.
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