Pakistan wants cooperation between National Assembly and Australian Parliament; Sardar Ayaz Sadiq

Islamabad: Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ms. Margaret Adamson met with Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq at parliament house on Thursday. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan and Australia enjoy cordial relations based on common interest and shared perceptions on major international issues.

The Speaker said that Pakistan strongly desires to further diversify its existing relations through people-to-people contacts and parliamentary cooperation between National Assembly and Australian Parliament. He thanked the Australian government for consistent increase in number of scholarships awarded to Pakistani students.

On the occasion Ms. Margaret congratulated Speaker NA on successfully launching the first ever Solar Panel Power Project in any Parliament in the world and also congratulated for making the parliament first in the world to establish an exclusive Secretariat for Sustainable Development Goals. She added that apart from official relations, the people of Pakistan and Australia share a passion for sports and stand united under the banner of Commonwealth.

Ms. Margaret Adamson assured speaker ayaz sadiq that Australia will continue to cooperate with Pakistan in educational uplift, democratic governance and sustainable economic development in the region. She said that Australian government is willing to cooperate with Pakistan in training Parliamentarians and Staff of the Parliament, along with providing assistance in agriculture, mining and livestock sectors. She also mentioned that Australia is committed to increase educational and vocational linkages for Pakistani students.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq urged for cooperation in institutional strengthening and democratic governance in Pakistan and added that Pakistan aspires to benefit from Australian Parliamentary practices regarding the training opportunities in legislative drafting and Research, and in committee system specifically the Public Accounts Committee in its exercising oversight functions.

He informed Ms. Margaret Adamson that Pakistan is an exciting market for renewable energy production and processed foods. He remarked that Pakistan offers immense opportunities for Australians in mining, agricultural and livestock expertise.

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