Islamabad: Ambassadors of Lebanon and Bulgaria separately called on Speaker, National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Parliament House on Thursday. Wide range of issues including enhancing parliamentary and economic ties between Pakistan and their respective countries came under discussion.

Talking to the Ambassador of Lebanon Mrs. Mona El Tannir, the Speaker said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to Lebanon and wants to take the existing warm relations between the two countries to new heights through parliamentary and economic cooperation.

He said that Pak-Lebanon Parliamentary Friendship Group in National Assembly has been established which will give an upward momentum to the existing bilateral parliamentary relations.

Ambassador Mrs. Mona El Tannir expressed her country’s desire to utilize huge economic and human resource potential in Pakistan for mutual benefit. She agreed that parliamentary friendship groups could play a vital role in enhancing bilateral relations. She said that there are numbers of best universities in Lebanon and she wants the Pakistani students come for study.

While talking to the Bulgarian Ambassador Mr. Roumen Pirocchev, the Speaker underlined the need for further enhancing parliamentary ties between parliaments of both the countries.

He said that Pak-Bulgarian parliamentarians could build bridges of friendship and understanding between two states. The Speaker said that present government has created conducive environment for foreign investment by introducing various incentives and reforms in the economic sector.

He said that energy generation, oil exploration, trade and manufacturing sectors have huge scope therefore; Bulgarian investors should invest in these sectors. He asked the Ambassador to energize the engagement between business communities of both the countries.

Ambassador Mr. Roumen Pirocchev said that Bulgaria also values high its relations with Pakistan and desires to further strengthen it through people-to-people and parliamentary contacts.

He said that Pakistan is an important country in region and it is a strong desire of his country to see Pakistan as a prosperous and stable country. He agreed for enhancing relations between parliamentarians of both the countries.

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