National Assembly Speaker and President of German Bundestag agree to enhance Parliamentary Cooperation between both the Legislatures
Islamabad, July 10, 2016 (PPI-OT):Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly has said that Pakistan and Germany have the same stated objectives of peace and stability in the region and we hope that our bilateral engagement would continue to broaden on basis of mutual respect and mutual interests. According to the message received from Germany, he expressed these views while talking to the President of Bundestag (German Parliament), Prof. Norbert Lammert in Bundestag, Berlin.
The meeting was held in cordial atmosphere wherein from both the leaders agreed for strengthening of Pak-German friendship through enhancing parliamentary and people to people contacts. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that Pakistan values its decade’s old friendship with Germany and strongly desires to strengthen its parliamentary and economic cooperation. He said that Germany has been vocal and staunch supporter of Pakistan and has always extended assistance in when needed.
The Speaker also held meetings with various Committees of the Bundestag; including the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development, the Committee on Defense; the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the South Asia Friendship group.
The President of the Brandenburg, State Parliament of Germany also hosted a lunch in honour of the Speaker. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq also delivered a talk at the prestigious think tank, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), German Institute for International and Security Affairs and expounded Pakistan’s position on key foreign policy issues.
During his interactions in Germany, the Speaker discussed full spectrum of relations with his interlocutors. Regional and international issues of mutual concern also came under discussion. The Speaker reiterated the resolve of the government for a peaceful neighbourhood and its desire to settle all outstanding political and security issues in the region. The successful efforts of the Pakistani government towards improvement of economy were highlighted.
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Karamat Hussain Niazi
National Assembly of Pakistan
National Assembly Secretariat,
Islamabad – Pakistan