Islamabad:(APS) February 15, 2016- Speaker, National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan and Germany enjoys cordial and cooperative relations which needs to be further strengthened through substantive and long term parliamentary and economic cooperation. He said this while talking to Ambassador of Germany Ms. Ina Lepel in Parliament House, today.
The Speaker stressed the need for a regular interaction between political leadership, parliamentarians and people of both the countries that would take the existing relations to new heights. Underlining the need for exploring possibilities, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq added that Pakistan is potential country for investment with emphasis on trade and development for enhancing cooperation between the two countries. This will strengthen impetus of bilateral economic relations among the two countries.
Exchanging views on global and regional issues, he remarked that Pakistan has a keen interest in promoting regional stability and is making consistent efforts for regional peace and economic stability. The speaker asserted that Germany remains one of the vocal and staunch supporters of Pakistan and political engagement on both sides will bring the nations closer and pave ways for inter-parliamentary diplomacy and cooperation.
The German Ambassador Ms. Ina Lepel acknowledged the sentiments of the Speaker and said that his government also attaches immense importance to its relations with Pakistan and wants to further cement them through cooperation in diverse fields. She agreed that frequent interaction between business communities and parliamentarians would be beneficial for both the nations.
She also highlighted that Germany as Europe’s largest economy, is keen to maintain intensive and friendly relations with Pakistan. She further said that Germany would continue to support Pakistan at the regional as well as international level in its efforts towards achieving democratic and economic development. She also conveyed good wishes of German Speaker and invitation to Speaker National Assembly to visit Germany.