Islamabad, 11 October 2021 (GNP): “Parliamentary diplomacy could play a vital role in strengthening relationships between Pakistan and Iran”, National Assembly Deputy Speaker said.
The Iranian Parliamentary delegation visited Pakistan on 11 October in Islamabad. He paid the visit under the leadership of Ahmed Amir Abadi Farhani, head of the Iran-Pak parliamentary friendship group in parliament of Iran and Iranian lawmaker.
While addressing the Iranian Parliamentary delegation, Qasim Khan said that developing bilateral ties between Islamabad and Tehran is crucial for regional development and prosperity.
Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, called the two neighboring countries, Pakistan and Iran, brotherly Islamic states that have cordial relations on the basis of the same religion, Islamic fraternity, culture, history and neighborhood.
At the meeting, Deputy Speaker has stressed the need for regular exchange of parliamentary delegation between the two countries. He also emphasized cooperation in the fields of trade, commerce, and energy for the mutual benefit of both states.
In his own words, he showed that the Incumbent government is striving to have friendly relations with all its neighboring countries including Iran. From his perspective, unity among Muslim countries is imperative to resolve the issues faced by Muslim Ummah across the world. In this context, Parliamentary diplomacy and people-to-people contacts could play an important role between two countries.
Deputy Speaker was confident that the recent visit of the Iranian parliamentary delegation would prove a milestone in fostering bilateral parliamentary ties between the two countries. Hence, explore new avenues for enhancing cooperation and understanding between the legislative institution of Pakistan and Iran.
Moreover, Head of the Iran-Pakistan parliamentary friendship group Ahmed Amir Abadi Farhani remarked that Iran values high its relation with Pakistan and desired to further cement existing bilateral ties through enhanced parliamentary and economic cooperation. The officer also appreciated the role of Pakistan in bringing regional peace among Muslim Ummah countries. He Thanked the Deputy Speaker for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to the Iranian parliamentary delegation in Pakistan.