Islamabad, November 08, 2012 (PPI-OT): Senator Haji Muhammad Adeel, Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, who is currently in Brazil for participation in the 15th International Anti-corruption Conference today held a meeting with the Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Senator Cristovam Buarque in the Senate of Brazil and discussed matters of mutual interest.
The Chairman underlined that there was a need for greater parliamentary interaction between the parliaments of Pakistan and Brazil. He informed the Vice Chairman that a Brazil Friendship group headed by Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari existed in the Senate of Pakistan and urged him to constitute a Pakistan Friendship Group in the Senate of Brazil. He also handed over a list of the Group to him.
The Vice Chairman assured Senator Haji Adeel that he would immediately start working on creating the Pakistan Friendship Group in the Congress of Brazil, in consultation with his colleagues in the Chamber of Deputies, as normally, Parliamentary Groups are bicameral in Brazil.
The Vice Chairman, underscoring the need for greater interaction between the Parliaments of Pakistan and Brazil, highlighted the role of parliamentary diplomacy, both in the bilateral as well as multilateral context in today’s world.
The Chairman, on behalf of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, also extended an invitation for a visit to Pakistan to the counterpart committee in the Brazilian Senate.
At the end of the meeting, the Vice Chairman invited Senator Haji Adeel to witness the proceedings of the Senate’s plenary, which was in progress. The Chairman’s presence in the plenary was announced by the Chair on a point of order, which was appreciated with applause by the House.
Mr. Nasrullah Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to Brazil accompanied Senator Haji Adeel in the meeting.
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