Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser stressed for synergising the engagement between friendly countries in Africa. He said that Pakistan strongly desires to enhance people to people and economic contacts with African continent through pursuance of Look Africa Policy. The Speaker was talking to H.E Mohamed Karmoune, Ambassador of Kingdom of Morocco in Islamabad today.

The Speaker said that Pakistan and Morocco’s relations are deeply imbedded in history. He said that these relations are based on religion, mutual respect, solidarity, and good political will. He appreciated engagement of Moroccan Parliament with Pakistan at International parliamentary forums.

Speaker Asad Qaiser said that National Assembly resolves to actively pursue look Africa policy for enhancing engagement at multilateral sectors. Referring to the establishment of parliamentary friendship group in National Assembly, the Speaker said that it was furtherance of that resolve. He said that the PF group would play an apt role in bringing both the Nations more closer.

Speaking about the trade relations, the Speaker said that immense economic opportunities exist on both side therefore efforts should be made to enhance bilateral trade and economic cooperation with Morocco. He also called for collaboration in education sectors by exchange of students in medical, engineering and sciences.

H.E Ambassador Mohamed Karmoune thanked Speaker for his remarks saying that Morocco also attaches immense importance to its decades old relationship with Pakistan. He said that undoubtedly those relations were based on religion, history and culture. He agreed that it was time to unlock the true potential of our trade relations. He stressed for enhancing connectivity of people from both the brotherly countries.

He assured the Speaker that he would extend all out support for enhancing bilateral cooperation and people to people contacts. He also suggested for an early interaction with Members of the Pakistan-Morocco PFG for chalking out a strategy for future interaction.

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