Parliamentary diplomacy to bring nations closer: NA speaker


National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Kingdom of Bahrain Chairman Council of Representatives Khalifa Bin Ahmad Al-Dhahrani Tuesday agreed to strengthen Pakistan and Bahrain relations by enhancing people-to-people and Parliamentary contacts.

Both the leaders stressed need for bilateral relations to grow further.

The Bahraini parliamentary delegation led by Khalifa Bin Ahmad Al-Dhahrani is on a three day visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Speaker, National Assembly. The delegation visited Parliament House and witnessed the proceedings of the National Assembly. Later the delegation called on Speaker where both sides discussed the issues of mutual interest.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that Pakistan values its relations with Bahrain which are based on shared religious and historic cultural values. He remarked that a regular exchange of high level visits would play an important role in further strengthening of existing relations.

He also underscored the need for enhancing investment and economic cooperation between the two countries. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq called for greater cooperation in economic and manufacturing sectors for mutual benefits of both the countries.

The speaker highlighted the efforts of the government of Pakistan to eliminate extremism and terrorism from the country. He credited the progressive forces in the Parliament for forging joint strategy to tackle this menace.


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