Pakistan, Tunisia can grow exponentially by mutual cooperation: NA speaker

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APP42-19 ISLAMABAD: April 19 – Ambassador of Tunisia Mr Adel Elarbi called on Speaker National Assembly Mr Asad Qaiser at Parliament House. APP

ISLAMABAD, April 19 (APP):National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser Friday said Tunisia was a gateway of trade in Northern Africa whereas Pakistan was a gateway of trade for South Asia and both countries can grow economically and socially by mutual cooperation in the fields of trade, tourism and investment.
He further said both countries were tied in the strong bond of historical and religious affinity.
“Pakistan always values its ties with Tunisia as both countries are enjoying cordial relations in all socioeconomic spheres,” the speaker added.
He expressed these views while taking to Ambassador of Tunisia Adel Elarbi who called on him in the Parliament House.
The speaker said both countries can enhance the mutual bond by improving the inter-parliamentary diplomacy.
Stressing the need for parliamentary exchanges, he mentioned that regular interaction between parliamentarians of both counties would provide them the opportunity to benefit from each others experiences.
He also mentioned that Pakistan can get access to Africa by this gate way for trading its agricultural, textile and sport products to this region.
He said the incumbent government in Pakistan is making business and investment friendly policies by which the Tunisian government and traders can take benefit. He also expressed his wish that Pakistan intends to extend its relation with Tunisia on the basis of mutual cooperation, trade and business.
Ambassador of Tunisia Adel Elarbi expressed his gratitude to the speaker for his kind remarks and assured him for his country’s cooperation in access to African markets for agriculture, textile and sport products.
He said Tunisia also gives great importance to its relations with Pakistan and wanted to further strengthen its ties with Pakistan.
He said Tunisia appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for maintaining peace and stability in the region.