ISLAMABAD, (APP):Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to Poland and wants to take the existing warm relations between the two countries to new heights through parliamentary and economic cooperation.
He was talking to Chairman of the Senate of the Republic of Poland, Stanislaw Karczewski along-with his delegation in Parliament House, Islamabad on Tuesday. The two sides undertook a comprehensive review of bilateral ties and discussed ways and means to enhance cooperation in diverse spheres, especially in the fields of economy, trade and commerce, said a press release on Tuesday. Cooperation in energy, industry, investment, agriculture, Science Technology and Innovation (STI), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), education, culture, defence and parliamentary exchanges also came under discussion.
They also deliberated on the emerging peace and security environment at the regional and global levels. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that Pakistan should benefit from the expertise of Poland in the sectors of industry and technology. ìPolish investors should be urged to invest in the fields of agriculture, food processing, coal, energy and defence in Pakistan,î he added. The Speaker said that Poland is a very important country in Europe and both countries should hold high level negotiations in political, economic and defence sectors.
He shared with Polish Chairman that Pakistan is the worst victim of terrorism as it has sacrificed the lives of more than 60,000 innocent men, women and children in gruesome acts of terrorism. The Speaker also briefed on Pakistanís efforts to reach out to neighboring countries and reaffirmed Pakistanís commitment to constructively contribute towards the promotion of peace and stability in the region. He also highlighted Pakistan’s perspectives on challenges confronting the region, including the situation in Afghanistan. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that parliamentarians of both the countries could play important role in bringing both the nations more closer. He emphasized the need for enhancing cooperation and interaction between the parliaments and parliamentarians of both the countries for exchange of views and experiences. He informed about the revival of Pak-Poland Friendship Group in National Assembly and extended parliamentary support in facilitating the Polish business community, if required.
Chairman of the Senate of the Republic of Poland, Stanislaw Karcczewski while thanking the Speaker for his kind words said that his country also attaches immense importance to Pakistan and wants to revitalize its bilateral relations. He said that his country strongly desires to enhance its parliamentary relations apart from cooperation in other fields. He acknowledged Pakistanís endeavors and sacrifices in the war on terror and applauded Pakistanís role in addressing terrorism in the wider interest of global peace. He remarked that in recent years Pakistan has made great strides towards a broad-based democracy and its economy is witnessing greater progress. He highlighted that there is immense scope for widening economic cooperation, bilateral trade and cultural exchanges, between two countries.