Islamabad, March 16, 2016 (PPI-OT):Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly has said that Pakistan considers Norway as its trusted friend and an economic partner and wants to further strengthen its existing bilateral relations. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was speaking to Mr. Tore Nedrebo, Ambassador of Norway to Pakistan who called on him in Parliament House.
The Speaker said that Pakistan appreciates Norway’s unwavering support in the hour of need. He said that economic cooperation between both the countries has witnessed increase, however it needs to be further enhanced. He stressed for Norwegian support in Hydro-Power sector in order to overcome the energy crises in Pakistan.
He urged that regular interaction between political hierarchy, people and parliaments of both the countries would further cement those ties. The Speaker emphasized the need for enhancing cooperation and interaction between the parliaments and parliamentarians of both the countries for exchange of views and experiences. He said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its existing cordial relations with Norway which has always been supportive of Pakistan.
Mr. Tore Nedrebo, the Norwegian Ambassador reiterated his country’s desire to further cement existing ties through people-to-people contacts, parliament to parliament and cooperation in social and economic sectors. He said that Pakistani Diaspora in Norway have rendered great services for an inclusive and prosperous Norwegian democracy.
Mr. Tore Nedrebo acknowledged Pakistan’s endeavours and sacrifices in the war on terror and applauded Pakistan’s role in addressing terrorism in the wider interest of global peace. He remarked that in recent years Pakistan has made great strides towards a broad-based democracy and its economy is witnessing greater progress. He highlighted that there is immense scope for widening economic cooperation, bilateral trade and cultural exchanges. He assured the Speaker National Assembly of Norway’s cooperation at various international forums.
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