Pakistan and Malaysia inch closer further

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Pakistan and Malaysia inch closer further

ISLAMABAD - A parliamentary delegation from Malaysia headed by its speaker Mohamad Ariff bin Mohamad Yusof witnessed proceedings of National Assembly on Tuesday.

Welcoming the delegation, the Speaker Asad Qaisar said Pakistan and Malaysia enjoy historic relations.

He said Pakistan deeply appreciates the Malaysian support to Kashmir cause.

He pointed out the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed effectively raised the Kashmir dispute at the recently concluded UN General Assembly session.

The chair said the visit of the Malaysian parliamentary delegation to Pakistan will open new vistas of cooperation and strengthen mutual ties between the two countries.

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Azam Swati said the people of Pakistan have great love and affection for the Malaysian people.

He expressed the confidence that relations between the two countries will gain further strength in the days ahead.

PML (N) leader Ahsan Iqbal and PPP Leader Raja Parvez Ashraf in their remarks said the Malaysian people are very close to our heart.

They said both the brotherly countries share common history and we are grateful to Malaysia for always extending support to Pakistan at the international fora.