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Event Title: Pakistan and Canada agreed to further boost parliamentary linkages to mutually benefit

Event Date: 2020-03-11

Pakistan and Canada agreed to further boost parliamentary linkages to mutually benefit from social, cultural and economic prospects in both the countries.

This was deliberated in a meeting of Canadian High Commissioner Wendy Gilmour with Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani here at Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services on Wednesday.

Chairman Senate said that Pakistan and Canada enjoy bilateral trade and economic cooperation recently but there is huge potential to further promote it.  He said that both the countries have supported each other on international fora particularly during the parliamentary interactions.  He said that Pakistan is a diversified country with bright economic prospects and places its mutual relations with Canada at high esteem and desires to further expand these ties in different sectors.

Both the sides agreed to utilize parliamentary friendship groups and reciprocate by devising modalities for enhancing cooperation and sharing experiences.  He also emphasized the need for promoting people to people contacts for better understanding to bring both the sides more closer to each other.

Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani underscored the need for enhanced parliamentary linkages and suggested for activation of parliamentary groups in respective parliaments to bring people of the two sides more closer. He said that both Pakistan and Canada have played active role on Commonwealth Parliamentary Association( CPA) and both have supported each other at different other international forums which is manifestation of the fact that governments of the two sides wants to place ties on a high pedestal.

The Canadian envoy agreed with the views of Chairman Senate and called for more regular interaction at parliamentary and other levels.