Monday 22nd April 2024
Monday 22nd April 2024
गृहपृष्ठPoliticsChairman Timilsina and Ambassador of Pakistan meet

Chairman Timilsina and Ambassador of Pakistan meet

KATHMANDU: Pakistan’s Ambassador to Nepal Majar Javed has held a courtesy meeting with National Assembly Speaker Ganesh Prashad Timilsina.

Before Ambassador Javed’s return to his country after the end of his working term, the two discussed bilateral relations, cooperation and support at the meeting.  Chairman Timilsina congratulated Ambassador Javed on his successful tenure and wished him further success.

During the meeting, Timilsina expressed that Nepal and Pakistan have maintained a close and intimate bonding with the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He believed that the relations were cordial since the two countries are united in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, the United National and the Inter-Legislative Association.

Chairman Timilsina also stressed the need for cooperation between the two countries in many areas such as trade, investment, tourism, culture and people to people contacts. “The coronavirus epidemic has created a new challenge in the world. It has also affected both of our countries. Mutual support and cooperation will help us fight this epidemic,” he said.

Additionally, Timilsina called on the member states of the regional organization SAARC to work together in cooperation to meet current challenges. “SAARC should speed up it’s activities to promote the interests of the people of South Asia. As a chair of SAARC,  Nepal is taking initiative to help usher the activities of SAARC,” he said.

He also thanked the government of Pakistan for providing scholarships to Nepali students who are pursuing their academics in medicine, engineering and other sectors in Pakistan.

Stating that a high-level visit is needed to strengthen the ties between the two countries, Timilsina invited Pakistan Senate’s Chairman Muhammed Sadiq Sanjarani to visit Nepal.

“It is in the interest of both countries to exchange parliamentary experiences and move forward with the necessary cooperation,” he said, adding that “in parliamentary cooperation, we should cooperate in bilateral and international forums.”

Stating that the relations between the two countries are very cordial, Ambassador Javed expressed happiness over his close cooperation with the government and the people during his stay in Nepal. He said that Pakistan is in favor of cooperation, stability, peace and prosperity between the two South Asian countries. He also expressed his opinion on how cooperation between the parliaments of both countries should be enhanced  through parliamentary-friendly groups.

“Our senate chairman has extended an invitation to visit Pakistan. Parliament of Pakistan awaits to welcome you,” said Ambassador Javed.

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