ISLAMABAD, May 27 (APP):Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri Monday said the government has agenda of welfare and prosperity for common people in the country and support of friendly countries like Australia would help to implement it.

During a meeting with Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ms Margaret Adamson here in the Parliament House, he said that Pakistan and Australia enjoys cordial relations and parliamentary interaction between both nations would be helpful for prosperity and welfare of people of Pakistan.

While remarking the incumbent government’s priority for economic development he stressed on the need to enhance bilateral trade, business and increasing the opportunities for Pakistani Youth in Australian universities for getting higher Education, said a press release issued here.

He also mentioned that this is an era of knowledge based economies and the challenges faced by the countries could only be resolved through education. He sought cooperation of Australian High Commissioner and Australian government for facilitating educated youth belonging to deprived regions like Balochistan for attaining higher education in Australia.

He stressed on the need of expansion of economic relations through sustained engagement of chambers of commerce and other business forums. He appreciated Australian’s sport in water and agriculture sectors.  
Australian High Commissioner, Margaret Adamson applauded the public friendly agenda of the present government and said that her government is willing to cooperate to enhance this agenda of development for common people in Pakistan.

She said that Australia attached great importance to its relations with Pakistan and wanted to further strengthening the existing relations trough enhanced Parliamentary and economic cooperation. 

She said that Australian businessman and trade firms are keen to invest in Pakistan keeping in view the investment friendly environment. She also informed the Deputy Speaker about the various steps taken by Australia to overcome the water scarcity in Baluchistan. She said that long standing partnership exist between Australia and Pakistan in fields of water and agriculture and Pakistan can benefited from Australian experiences in field water.