Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has stressed the need for unity amongst the Muslim states and keeping all the differences aside to tackle the swelling challenge of Islamophobia. He was talking to H.E Mr Borhene El Kamel who called on him here at Parliament House on Thursday.
Pakistan highly valued its close relations of friendship with Tunisia, based on shared faith, culture and heritage, said Sanjrani. Pakistan and Tunisia have common interests on various international issues, which is reflected in their common stance at international fora, he added.
The Chairman Senate stated that despite political goodwill and closeness, the bilateral trade was not commensurate to its true potential. He highlighted that Pakistan, through its deep-sea port at Gwadar and CPEC routes, provided a unique opportunity for Tunisia to expand its trade links with the Central Asian states and China.
The Tunisian ambassador expressed regret over the recent floods in Pakistan. The two sides called climate change a major challenge for the world and emphasized the need to take emergency measures to overcome it.
The Tunisian Ambassador agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations in all fields and appreciated Pakistan's positive role in regional peacekeeping. He appreciated Pakistan's efforts for regional stability and pledged to play his role in further improvement of diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.