Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pakistan for all-out support for development works in Maldives

Faisal Karim Kundi, acting Speaker National Assembly, has assured all-out support of Pakistan for education and infrastructure development in Maldives. Talking to Dr. Aishath Shehnaz, Ambassador of Maldives, who called on him here at the Parliament House, Kundi said Maldives holds an important position in SASRC and is a close partner of Pakistan.

Kundi said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its historic relations with Maldives which were bound in religion, culture and history.

He said that the existing ties between both the countries should be further cemented through people to people and parliamentary contacts.

He pointed out that more avenues of collaboration could be explored for mutual benefit of the both countries. He asked the Ambassador to persuade Maldivian entrepreneurs to avail the liberal investment and trade policies of Pakistan.

Kundi also apprised the Ambassador about the working of National Assembly and its Standing Committees.

Dr. Aishath Shehnaz expressed gratitude for the support to Maldives and said that her country also attaches great value to its historic ties with Pakistan.

She informed the Acting Speaker about the Pakistanis working in Maldives in fields of Education, Medical health care and tourism.

She said that Maldives has a strong desire to enhance its economic and parliamentary ties with Pakistan.

She said that a 6-member friendship group in Maldivian National Assembly had been constituted which was intending to visit Pakistan. She said that Maldives will welcome assistance from Pakistan in fields of education and medicine.

She informed the Acting Speaker that the Maldivian Foreign Minister would visit Pakistan in the current month who would meet President, Prime Minister his Pakistani counterpart and discuss measures to enhance the relations between both the brotherly countries.


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