Diplomatic: (Italian envoy meets NA Speaker)

June 7, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Italy Mr. Adriano Chiodi Cianfarani called on National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq here in Parliament House on Monday.

Wide range of issues including enhancing parliamentary and economic ties between Pakistan and Italy came under discussion. Talking to the Italian Ambassador, the Speaker said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its relations with Italy and desires to further strengthen it through people-to-people and parliamentary contacts.

He said that parliamentary interaction would bring both the nations more closer besides providing opportunities for sharing experiences and parliamentary best practices. He also expressed his satisfaction on the pace of political and economic engagement between both the countries and appreciated Italian assistance for socio-economic uplift in Pakistan.

The Speaker suggested for facilitating interaction between Pakistani and Italian business communities for taking benefit of untapped economic potential in Pakistan besides contributing in economic development going to take place after the Pak-China economic corridor project takeoff. He said that enhanced joint economic cooperation will help Pakistan to address its energy constraints and poverty alleviation.

The Italian Ambassador said that his country also attaches great importance to its longstanding relations with Pakistan and assured the Speaker of his government’s unwavering support for sustainable development in the country.

He said that Italian business community was keen to invest in various sectors especially in energy, infrastructure development and manufacturing sectors. He agreed that parliamentary contact between both the countries would be a source of further strengthening the warm cordial relations.