May 11 , 2017


Kuwaiti and Tunisian envoys call on speaker

ISLAMABAD: Ambassadors of Kuwait and Tunisia called on National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq in Parliament House on Wednesday and discussed wide range of issues including enhancing parliamentary and economic ties between Pakistan and their respective countries came under discussion.

During the meetings, the speaker had highlighted that CPEC was the 'transcontinental game-changer' project by connecting Sino-Pak economic corridor to Africa, Europe and Middle East. He further informed the visiting dignitaries about his efforts for bringing Muslims together through parliamentary diplomacy.

Talking to Ambassador of Kuwait Nassar Abdulrahman Jasser Almutairi, he said that Pakistan gives immense importance to its relations with Kuwait since both the nations were intertwined in eternal bonds of religion, brotherhood and culture. He further said that the bonds of brotherhood could further be cemented through parliamentary friendship and economic cooperation. The speaker called for greater interaction between business communities of both the countries to tap the immense economic potential especially in the trade and manufacturing sectors.

He also underlined the need for forging unity among Muslims to confront the challenges of terrorism and extremism. He said Muslims should rectify the distorted image of Islam which was being projected by the extremists. He also asserted that terrorists neither have any nationality nor religion.

Reciprocating good gesture of the speaker, the envoy assured his government's all-out support to Pakistan in diverse fields. He agreed with Speaker and said that Kuwaiti Parliament would be delighted to enhance its relations with Pakistani Parliament so that understanding and cooperation between both the countries could be further pursued. He was confident that fraternal relations between both the countries would further strengthen by frequent interaction between the parliamentarians and business community of the two brotherly nations.

The Kuwaiti ambassador also acknowledged that Pakistan has always been a friend in need and stood by Kuwait in difficult times. He admired that Pakistan was the country who help and support Kuwait at the time of Iraq war. He assured the speaker that resolution of visa related issues to Pakistanis desirous of working in Kuwait has been prioritised by his government.

Talking tO Ambassador of Tunisia Adel Elarbi, the speaker said that Pakistan attached immense importance to Tunisia and wants to take the existing warm relations between the two countries to new heights through parliamentary and economic cooperation. He suggested for exploring other avenues of cooperation between the two countries. He also underlined the need for increasing investment and economic cooperation between the two countries. The speaker stressed enhanced exchange of parliamentary delegations for strengthening ties between the two countries.



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