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Parliamentary exchanges to further strenghthen bond between Pakistan and Turkey, says National Assembly Speaker

Islamabad, June 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): Mr. Babur Hizlan, Ambassador of Turkey called on Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Parliament House, this morning.

Turkish Ambassador congratulated Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on his election as the Speaker of the National Assembly and smooth transfer of power in Pakistan.

The Speaker thanked the Ambassador and asked him to convey his best wishes and thanks to his Turkish Counterpart as well. He said that peaceful transition from one government to another smoothly was completed as a historic event which indicated commitment of the people of his country to democracy as well as upholding rule of law through the representative Institutions.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq 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 especially the Mass transit project in the provincial metropolis. He said that enhanced interaction between business communities of both the countries would boost economic activities for mutual benefit of both the nations.

Referring to the existing warm parliamentary relations between parliaments of both the countries, the Speaker desired for further cementing those relations through enhanced interaction at parliamentarians as well as secretarial level.

He termed it a befitting way for exchanging views and learning from each others experiences. He said that Pak-Turk Friendship Group in National Assembly would soon be activated so that it could start its activities. He was convinced that Pakistan and Turkey could play their role at PAECO level for enhancing cooperation between OIC members’ states.

The Ambassador reaffirmed his government’s continued support to the government and people of Pakistan. He said that Turkish business community was keen to grab the huge economic potential in Pakistan for which Turkish Mission in Islamabad had arranged interaction between businessmen from both sides.

He said that Pak-Turk parliamentary friendship group in Turkish Grand National ssembly 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. He informed the Speaker that his Turkish Counterpart was keenly looking forward to his visit to Turkey.

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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