Pakistan NA Speaker: a peaceful Afghanistan is in favour of entire region

Pakistan Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Afghanistan is a neighboring country and a peaceful Afghanistan is in the favour of Pakistan and the entire region.

He was talking to the Special Representative of Germany for Pakistan and Afghanistan Mr. Markus Potzel, who called on him here at Parliament House on Tuesday. German Ambassador Mr. Martin Kobler was also present on the occasion.

He said Pakistan and Germany enjoys cordial and cooperative relations which needs to be further strengthened through substantive and long term parliamentary and economic cooperation.

He also emphasized the need for a regular interaction between political leadership, parliamentarians and people of both the countries that would take the existing relations to new heights. Exchanging views on global and regional issues, he remarked that Pakistan has a keen interest in promoting regional stability and is making consistent efforts for regional peace and economic stability.

The Speaker asserted that Germany remains one of the vocal and staunch supporters of Pakistan and political engagement on both sides of the country will bring the nations closer and pave ways for inter-parliamentary diplomacy and cooperation.

While discussing the stability in Afghanistan, the Speaker said that Pakistan wanted to strengthen relations with Afghanistan and work together for peace and prosperity in the region. “Pakistan and Afghanistan are victims of terrorism and both suffered a lot from the menace of extremism.

Joint strategy and closer cooperation to address the root causes of terrorism should be needed between two neighbors”, SardarAyaz Sadiq said. He also briefed the visit of the high powered Pakistani parliamentary delegation to Afghanistan and shared the detail of the meetings with Afghan leadership.