People-to-people contacts to strengthen Pak-German relations: Ayaz

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ISLAMABAD, July 8 (APP): Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq called on Chancellor of Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel in Berlin.

According to a message received from Germany here on Friday during meeting, both the leaders expressed satisfaction over the status of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Germany.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that Pakistan and Germany enjoy cordial relations based on common interest and shared perceptions on major international issues.

He said that Pakistan strongly desires to further diversify its existing relations through people-to-people contacts and parliamentary cooperation.

The Speaker said that present Pakistani political hierarchy envisions a qualitative transformation in its relation with Germany for building a broad based, substantive and long term partnership encompassing all areas of mutual cooperation.

He appreciated the German leadership’s keen interest in expanding and deepening bilateral relations with Pakistan.
Ayaz Sadiq said that terrorism and extremism are the biggest threats to peace and stability in the region as well as the entire world and it can be curbed through closer collaboration with the world community.

He said that for world peace and security, Pakistan is rendering unprecedented sacrifices. He underlined the need for enhancing interaction among parliamentarians, intellectuals and business community for closer cooperation.
Chancellor of Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel said that Germany also attaches great value to its relations with Pakistan and needs to further cement them.

She said that Pakistan is an important country in the region and it is a strong desire of her country to see Pakistan as a prosperous and stable country which was also in the interest of the region and the world.

She agreed for enhancing relations between parliamentarians of both the countries. She assured the Speaker, Germany’s continued support and cooperation in diverse fields.