Pakistan and Australia should further Enhance Economic Cooperation: Sanjrani

Islamabad, May 23, 2019 (PPI-OT): In a meeting with the High Commissioner of Australia Margaret Adamson, Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani said that Pakistan attaches highest priority to its relations with Australia and looking forward for increasing the parliamentary exchanges. He said that cooperation extended by Australia in education and development sector is laudable and Pakistan would like to extend this interaction to other areas of mutual ties, especially promoting parliamentary linkages and enhancing people to people contacts. He said that exchange of parliamentary delegations would also steer the economic cooperation and those of the business delegations would help explore the new avenues for increasing bilateral trade.

The Australian High Commissioner called on the Chairman Senate at the Parliament House on Thursday and discussed matters of bilateral significance besides exchanging views on further boosting cooperation. Chairman Senate said that Pakistan and Australia enjoy close and cooperative relations. He underscored the need to explore new avenues for cooperation. He said that trade and economic relations are an important component of our ties. “Institutional mechanism exists in the form of Joint Trade Committee which should meet regularly to find ways and means to enhance trade links” Sanjrani observed.

He said that there is huge scope for initiating joint ventures in different sectors and business and investment community of both sides can explore possibilities JVs. He expressed his satisfaction that Pakistani mangoes have found access to Australian markets. He said that enhanced parliamentary linkages would be helpful in opening up new vistas of cooperation. Australian High commissioner agreed with the views of Chairman Senate and said that huge potential exists for enhance trade and economic linkages. She thanked Chairman Senate for warm welcome at the Parliament House.

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