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Pakistan values high its relations with Russia and want to further strengthen existing relations: National Assembly Deputy Speaker

Islamabad, June 27, 2014 (PPI-OT): Deputy Speaker, National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi who is on official visit to Moscow, Russia to attend Third International Parliamentary Forum, has said that Pakistan values high its relations to Russia and wanted to further strengthen the existing relation though enhanced parliamentary and economic cooperation. He expressed these views in his meeting with Mr. Sergey Naryshkin, Chairman State Duma of Russian Federation in Moscow, today.

The Deputy Speaker has stressed upon the need to further enhance the ties between Pakistan and Russia in diverse fields. He also underlined the need for frequent high level contacts between leadership of both the countries as well as parliament to parliament and people to people interactions.

The Deputy Speaker said that both the countries had similar views on various international issues and were already supporting each other in various global fora. He also emphasized the need of closer cooperation between Russia and Pakistan to effectively combat the menaces of drug trafficking and terrorism and to ensure peace and stability in the region.

Chairman of State Duma Mr. Sergey Naryshkin said that Russia attaches importance to its relations with Pakistan and wanted to further fortify them through enhanced cooperation in all fields. He also agreed for enhancing parliamentary cooperation between State Duma and National Assembly of Pakistan.

The Deputy Speaker also met with the Deputy Speaker Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Talking to Deputy Speaker Turkish Grand National Assembly the Murtaza Javed Abbasi said that Pakistan considers Turkey its brother and a trusted friend who has always stood by in times of need.

He said that religion, history and culture bind both the nations in fraternal bonds. He lauded the unwavering Turkish support to Pakistan at regional and international level. He appreciated Turk assistance in socio-economic sectors in Pakistan. He stressed the need for enhanced interaction between the parliamentarians of both the brotherly countries.

The Deputy Speaker Grand National Assembly of Turkey has said that Turkey gives immense importance to its warm and brotherly relations with Pakistan and wanted to further cemented them through enhanced parliamentary cooperation.

He said that Pak-Turk parliamentary friendship group in Turkish Grand National Assembly exists and its Members were keen to interact with their Pakistan counterparts. He was confident that such interaction would further cement ties between both the brotherly countries.

The Deputy Speaker, Murtaza Javed Abbasi also met with Deputy Speaker, Indonesia, Deputy Speaker Algeria, Deputy Speaker Austria and Parliamentary Delegation of German Bundestag on the sideline of Third International Parliamentary Forum on “New Dimensions of Parliamentary Dialogue in Modern Age” being held in Moscow from 25-27 June, 2014 and discussed the matters pertaining to common interest and share experiences.

For more information, contact:
Karamat Hussain Niazi
National Assembly of Pakistan
Parliament House, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 922 1082 -83
Fax: +9251 922 1106

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