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ISLAMABAD, July 10 (APP): National Assembly Speaker
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Sunday said bilateral engagement between Pakistan and Germany would continue to broaden on the basis of mutual respect and interest.

Both the countries, he said, had the same stated
objectives of peace and stability in the region.

According to the message received from Germany, he
expressed these views while talking to President of
Bundestag (German Parliament) Prof. Norbert Lammert in
Bundestag, Berlin. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere.

Both the leaders agreed for strengthening of Pak
German friendship through enhancing parliamentary and
people to people contacts.

Ayaz Sadiq said Pakistan valued its decades old
friendship with Germany and strongly desired to strengthen
its parliamentary and economic cooperation.

He said Germany had been vocal and staunch
supporter of Pakistan and had always extended assistance
when needed.

The Speaker also held meetings with various
committees of the Bundestag, including the Committee on
Economic Cooperation and Development, Committee on
Defence; Committee on Foreign Affairs and the South
Asia Friendship group.

The President of the Brandenburg, State Parliament
of Germany also hosted a lunch in honour of the Speaker.

Sardar Ayaz also delivered a lecture at the prestigious
think tank, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP),
German Institute for International and Security Affairs
and expounded Pakistan’s position on key foreign policy

During his interactions in Germany, the Speaker
discussed full spectrum of relations with his

Regional and international issues of mutual
concern also came under discussion.

The Speaker reiterated the resolve of the
government for a peaceful neighborhood and its desire to
settle all outstanding political and security issues in
the region.

The successful efforts of the Pakistani government
towards improvement of economy were highlighted.