Parliament to play role in improving relations between Pakistan, UAE: Sanjrani

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani exchanging views with Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi, Ambassador of UAE at Parliament House.INP PHOTO

ISLAMABAD: Parliament is the face of the country and would play its active role to build on the existing cordial relations between United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan, said Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Monday.

While talking to Ambassador of UAE Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi who called on him here at Parliament House on Monday.

He said that parliamentary linkages would be strengthened and potential for enhancing the economic cooperation would be exploited to further cement the bilateral relations.  The newly elected Senate chairman said that Pakistan and the UAE share a common dream for development and prosperity of people, as the relationship between the two countries is embedded in history.

Pakistan and UAE share common traditions, religious values and social aspirations and have supported each other not only on international issues but in the development agenda.  He said that a large number of Pakistanis are contributing in the development of the UAE, while the UAE is supporting Pakistan for pursuing economic development and social uplifting initiatives.  He asked UAE to allow more Pakistani manpower to the region and help in 2020 expo.

He said that there is a need to exploit the tremendous potential for economic cooperation between the two countries adding that exchange of Parliamentary delegations would steer the agenda to enhance bilateral ties and economic relationship.  He said that UAE can benefit from the improved security situation in Pakistan and invest in different sectors to boost the trade and economic ties.  He said that UAE investors can benefit for investment opportunities in CPEC and Gwadar Port.  He called for exchange of delegations of the business community to increase the trade volume between two brotherly countries.

Chairman Senate said that he would invite the speaker of UAE Consultative Council to visit Pakistan to promote parliamentary relations.