September 4, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has underlined the need for strengthening of parliamentary links between the Pakistan and Malaysia. He said that enhanced interaction between parliamentarians of both the brotherly countries would cement the existing warm relations.

The Speaker was talking to High Commissioner of Malaysia Dr. Hasrul Sani bin Mujtabar, who called on him in Parliament House on Wednesday.

Talking about the warm relations between Pakistan and Malaysia, the Speaker said that both the countries were intertwined in eternal bonds of religion, culture, history and friendship. He said that political leadership and people of both the countries hold each other in high esteem and are strongly commitment for strengthening of existing relations.

He stressed the need for enhancing Parliamentary interaction of legislature of both the countries for further cementing those ties. He also called for enhancing collaboration in diverse fields. He remarked the economic progress achieved by Malaysia “exceptional” which owe to the visionary and sagacious Malaysian leadership.

Dr. Hasrul Sani bin Mujtabar express his gratitude for remarks of Speaker and said that Malaysia also considers Pakistan as its brother and strongly desires to take existing relations to new heights. He agreed that parliamentary interaction between legislatures of both the countries could further pave way for strengthening them.

He said that Malaysian investors are keen to invest in Pakistan for which Malaysian Mission in Pakistan has facilitated investors from either side and arranged investment moots in Malaysia as well as Pakistan. He informed the Speaker that Pakistan is the biggest oil importer of Malaysian palm oil. He also conveyed the best wishes of Speaker Malaysian National Assembly to Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on his election to the exalted post and smooth transition of power in the country.

Later, High Commissioner of Mauritius Mr. Mohammad Rashad Daureeawo called on Speaker National Assembly in Parliament House. Talking to the High Commissioner, the Speaker said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its ties with Mauritius and wants to further enhance them through parliamentary interaction and collaboration in diverse fields.

The Speaker said that Pak-Mauritius Parliamentary group to be formed shortly in National Assembly will give an upward momentum to the existing parliamentary relations. He also called for enhancing trade and investment between private sectors of both the countries. He said that Pakistan has immense tourism potential but has not been fully exploited. He suggested for joint collaboration between tourism sectors of both the countries.

Mr. Mohammad Rashad Daureeawo said that his country cherishes its friendship with Pakistan and wants to further solidify it. He said that Mauritian Legislature was also keen to work closely with Parliament of Pakistan through strengthening parliamentary contacts.

He said that government of Mauritius also wants to enhance its economic cooperation in diverse fields. He informed the Speaker that Mauritian-Pakistan Parliamentary friendship group would also be formed in the Mauritian Legislature.