*KRYGZTSAN; A GATE WAY FOR PAKISTAN TO ACCESS TO CENTRAL ASIA: NA SPEAKER*
Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said that Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan share same religious, social and cultural values and traditions. He said that both the countries share commonality of views on various reginal and international forums. He expressed these views during a meeting with outgoing Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan in Pakistan Mr. Erik Beishembiev who called on him in the Parliament House.
Speaker Asad Qaiser said that inter-parliamentary relations between parliaments of both countries are vital for bilateral progress and prosperity. He expressed his gratitude to Speaker of Kyrgyzstan Parliament and its Parliamentary delegation for their virtual participation in 2nd General Conference of PAECO hosted by National Assembly of Pakistan.
Speaker Asad Qaiser appreciated the role of outgoing Kyrgyzstan Ambassador in Pakistan for his efforts to bring both Nations and Parliament closer. He said that CPEC would be a fate changer for progress and prosperity of region and CPEC benefits can be extended to the Central Asian Republics (CARs) and beyond for which Kyrgyzstan could serve as a gateway . The Speaker suggested for improvement of connectivity between regional states for reaping the benefits.
Kyrgyz Ambassador Mr. Erik Beishembiev said that Kyrgyzstan and its masses values high their friendly ties with Pakistan. He said that Kyrgyzstan would serve as a gateway for Pakistan to have access to CARs for enhancing trade and regional connectivity. He also appreciated the hospitality of Pakistani people during his stay in Pakistan.
Later on Ambassador Designate of Pakistan to Iraq Mr. Ahmed Amjad Ali called on Speaker National Assembly. Speaker Asad Qaiser expressed his good wishes for Ambassador-designate and expressed his satisfaction on his abilities to strengthen the bilateral ties between both Countries. He said that Iraq and its people share religious, cultural and historic affinities.
Ambassador Designate for Pakistan to Iraq Mr.Ahmed Amjad Ali expressed his gratitude to Speaker and assured for utilizing his professional experience for furthering the mutual interest of both countries.