Parliamentary Cooperation pivotal for regional progress says NA speaker on the occasion of 26th CSPOC Australia
Islamabad: Parliamentary cooperation is a pre-requisite for furthering people to people contacts and boosting ties among the member states. Parliaments’ need to work jointly on common issues particularly climate change and socio-economic uplift of masses. Adaptation of modern technology can help parliaments to fast pace their workings and expand outreach to the general public. Parliament of Pakistan is at the forefront of modernization and digitalisation in its working. National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf made these remarks during the 26th Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth( CSPOC) , being held in Canberra, Australia from Jan 3-6,2023.
It is pertinent to mention that the Parliament of Australia is hosting this important parliamentary moot of the Speakers of Parliament from 56 countries of the Commonwealth.
Speaker Raja Pervez was elected to the Standing Committee of the CSPOC from the Asia Region as he participated in the inaugural session and among others he also expressed his views at the session on Parliament’s security related matters.
Later in the day, he held an important bilateral meeting with his host, Speaker Hon Milton Dick of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Australia. The two sides discussed bilateral and multilateral cooperation and agreed to support each other on all global and regional forums.
He also held sideline meetings with the Speakers of Sri Lanka, Canada, the UK, Malta and others.