Deputy Chairman Senate Senator Saleem Mandviwalla has underscored the need for enhancing trade and investment between Pakistan and Kazakhstan for mutual benefit of the people of two sides. Deputy Chairman Senate observed that it is in the interest of both the countries to have a proper channel for bilateral trade and investment. He expressed these views while talking to Akan Rekhmetullin, Ambassador of Kazakhstan here at Parliament House on Wednesday.
He said that Pakistan and Kazakhstan share identical views on regional and international issues and there is huge scope to further expand bilateral ties between the two sides. Mandviwalla also emphasized the need for activating parliamentary friendship groups in respective parliaments to enhance cooperation at parliamentary level through frequent exchanges. He said that both the countries are intertwined in cultural and other commonalities besides sharing a vision for regional growth and prosperity.
He said that Kazakhstan is an important country for Pakistan and we place the mutual beneficial relationship with Kazakhstan at high esteem. Madviwalla observed that there is huge scope for trade and investment and respective governments need to create a conducive environment by bringing the trade and investment conglomerates closer for exploring new vistas of cooperation.
Deputy Chairman Senate also proposed direct flights between Pakistan and Kazakhstan. He said that frequent exchange of business delegations would bring people of the two countries closer.
The two sides, he said, can achieve a lot through frequent interactions at different levels for mutual benefit. He assured all his cooperation and expressed well wishes to the government, people and parliament of Kazakhstan.
The Kazakhstani Ambassador agreed with the views of Deputy Chairman Senate and said that both countries can achieve a lot through enhanced interactions and increased bilateral cooperation. He said that trade and investment is in the interest of both the countries and would open up new avenues of bilateral cooperation. He thanked the Deputy Chairman Senate for warm welcome at the Parliament.