Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has underscored the need for enhancing parliamentary cooperation between Pakistan and Belarus since parliamentary cooperation constitutes an important pillar of overall bilateral relations. He was talking to a parliamentary delegation led by Vladimir Andreichenk, Chairman of the House of the Representative of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus.
He said that regular interaction between parliamentarians of two sides would go a long way in placing the relations between Pakistan and Belarus at a high pedestal. “Parliaments serve as vital bridges in forging people to people contacts and promoting mutually beneficial cooperation”, Raza Rabbani said.
Mian Raza Rabbani said that ties between the two have grown at unprecedented pace during the last couple of years. Upper Houses of both Pakistan and Belarus have also signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which provides a necessary platform for inter-parliamentary cooperation, Raza Rabbani mentioned. The Chairman Senate also expressed his satisfaction over the vibrant economic cooperation in different sectors. He further said that parliamentary diplomacy is a fast evolving concept and parliamentarians can resolve issues through dialogue and discussions. Mian Raza Rabbani pointed out that tremendous potential exists for boosting cooperation in the field of education, health and mutually beneficial fields.
Mian Raza said that the multi-faceted cooperation is a testimony to the fact that the two sides attach huge importance to strengthening of the bilateral relations and multi sectorial cooperation.
The delegation also visited the monument of “Unsung Heroes of Democracy” and paid glowing tribute to the unsung heroes of democracy and laid a wreath on the monument. Besides, the delegation also visited Gali-e-Dastoor where it was briefed about the parliamentary and democratic history of Pakistan.
The meeting was attended by Deputy chairman Senate Molana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Leader of the House in the Senate Raja Muhammad Zafar ul Haq besides Senators Najma Hameed, Sajjad Hussain Turi, Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhek, Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, Mohsin Khan Leghari, Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini, Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Hidayat Ullah, Muhammad Talha Mehmood, Taj Haider, Dauood Khan Achakzai and Barrister Saif Ali Khan. Secretary Senate Amjed Pervez was also present during the meeting.