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First Meeting Of Pakistan-Australia Friendship Group Focuses On Close Collaboration In Diverse Areas
Faizan Hashmi 28 days ago Fri 24th September 2021 | 01:05 AM
The members of the Pakistan-Australia Friendship Group on Thursday agreed to work closely to identify areas of cooperation and further strengthen relations between the two countries
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Sep, 2021 ) :The members of the Pakistan-Australia Friendship Group on Thursday agreed to work closely to identify areas of cooperation and further strengthen relations between the two countries.
The Pakistan-Australia Friendship Group in the Australian Parliament, which has members from both the House of Representatives and the Senate, held its first meeting virtually and focused on enhancing cooperation between the two sides.
Convener of the Pakistan-Australia Friendship Group in the National Assembly of Pakistan Maryam Aurangzaib and Senator Rana Maqbool Ahmed led the Pakistan side, while the Australian side was represented by the Chair of the Australia-Pakistan Friendship Group in the Australian Parliament Rowan Ramsey and Vice Chair Andrew Giles.
Appreciating the excellent bilateral relations between Pakistan and Australia, Maryam Aurangzaib emphasized the need to further enhance cooperation in diverse fields, including parliamentary affairs, trade and investment, education, agriculture and sports.
Senator Rana Maqbool Ahmed raised the issue of Pakistani students who are unable to travel to Australia due to the COVID-19 restrictions. He hoped that the Australian side would assist Pakistani students once the international borders were reopened.
Rowan Ramsey underscored the importance of Parliamentary Friendship Groups in promotion of bilateral relations.
Andrew Giles underscored the need to match the strong friendship between the two countries with greater bilateral trade and economic cooperation. He appreciated the strong leadership of Pakistani diaspora during the pandemic.