High Commissioner of Australia H.E Ms. Margaret Adamson made a courtesy call on Deputy Chairman Senate, Saleem Mandviwalla at his Chamber in Parliament House, Islamabad, on Monday and exchanged views over trade, investment, human rights and other issues of mutual interest. Atrocity in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and cross-border situation between Pakistan and India came under discussion as well.
High Commissioner of Australia H.E Ms. Margaret Adamson, expressed her deepest regrets over the loss of life in the terrorist attack in Christchurch. She said that New Zealand is a peaceful country that respects all ethnic and religious groups.
Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla while discussing trade and investment opportunities with Australia was of the view that efforts from both sides should be made to enhance bilateral trade. Notes were exchanged on how business links between Pakistan and Australia could be promoted. He assured the High Commissioner that he would ensure that Australian businesses are facilitated in Pakistan. He regretted the fact that despite, fertile ground for growth Pakistan fails to attract trade opportunities.
High Commissioner of Australia H.E Ms. Margaret Adamson thanked the Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla for his hospitality and said that she looked forward to develop stronger links between the two countries. She showed keen interest in enhancing parliamentary exchanges between the Pakistan and Australia and extended an invitation to the Parliamentary Friendship Group to the High Commission on 3rd April, 2019. Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla, while endorsing the need to strengthen such exchanges between the two countries, stressed the need for establishing a similar group on the Australian side as well. Senator Pervaiz Rashid and Senator Manzoor Ahmed Kakar attended the meeting as well.