Dipl: (Cuban Ambassador meets NA Speaker)

Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan and Cuba were committed to robust its bilateral relations through mutual cooperation and synergies.

He highlighted that the exchange of parliamentary groups between the two countries would strengthen the diplomatic ties between the two nations. He was speaking to Mr. Gabriel Tiel Capote, Cuban Ambassador who called on him here at Parliament House on Thursday.

The Speaker appreciated the Cuban government for its assistance to Pakistani students to pursue education in Cuba through scholarships.

He outlined that the mutual economic collaboration in the field of commercial and technology had improved the working bilateral relation between the two countries.

The Parliamentary Friendship group between Pakistan and Cuba established in National Assembly of Pakistan had set a notion of parliamentary collaboration between the two nations.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq remarked that the extension in bilateral trade agreements between both the countries and regular parliamentary cooperation will take the bilateral relations to a new height.

The Speaker admired the role of Cuban government and doctors who provided their immense support during the catastrophic 2005-earthquake in Pakistan and the first hand support provided by Cuban doctors afterwards.

This humanitarian gesture brought Cuban government and people close to Pakistani people that left a mark of friendship and mutual respect for each other.

Mr. Gabriel Tiel Capote said that the Cuban government supported Pakistan in its fight against terrorism and look forward to a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan. He appreciated Pakistan’s stance on global war against terrorism and praised the achievements attained by Pakistani government and its security forces.

He highlighted that Cuba would continue to identify more avenues where both the countries can intervene and work together towards mutual cooperation and development bringing both the nations close to each other and cementing the bilateral ties to new level.

He also extended invitation on behalf of Cuban Speaker to Sardar Ayaz Sadiq to visit Cuba along with his parliamentary delegation.