Kuwait, Tunisia keen to further strengthen ties with Pakistan

Kuwait, Tunisia keen to further strengthen ties with Pakistan

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

During meetings with ambassadors, speaker highlighted that CPEC is the `transcontinental game-changer' project by connecting Sino-Pak economic corridor to Africa, Europe and Middle East, a press release said.

He further informed the visiting dignitaries about his efforts for bringing Muslim Ummah together through parliamentary diplomacy.

Talking to the Ambassador of Kuwait Nassar Abdulrahman Jasser Almutairi, the speaker said Pakistan gives immense importance to its relations with Kuwait since both the nations are intertwined in eternal bonds of religion, brotherhood and culture.

He further said the bonds of brotherhood could further be cemented through parliamentary friendship and economic cooperation.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq called for greater interaction between business communities of both the countries to tap the immense economic potential especially in the trade and manufacturing sectors.

The speaker also underlined the need for forging unity amongst Muslim Ummah to confront the challenges of terrorism and extremism.

He further 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 speaker, the Ambassador of Kuwait Nassar Abdulrahman Jasser Almutairi appreciated the sentiments of the speaker and assured his government's all-out support to Pakistan in diverse fields.

He agreed with speaker and said 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 prioritized by his government.

Talking with Ambassador of Tunisia Adel Elarbi, the speaker said Pakistan attaches 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.

Ambassador of Tunisia Adel Elarbi thanking the speaker for his kind words said his country also attaches immense importance to Pakistan and wants to revitalize its bilateral relations.

He said his country strongly desires to enhance its parliamentary relations apart from cooperation in other fields. (APP)

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