Senate Delegation To Depart For Djibouti's Visit On Monday

Senate delegation to depart for Djibouti's visit on Monday

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Jan, 2021 ) :On the invitation of the President of Djibouti National Parliament and Acting Chairman of the African Union Parliament Mohammed Ali Houmed, a three-member delegation of Senate will depart to Djibouti on 4-day official visit here MondayThe delegation comprising of Secretary-General International Parliamentarians' Congress (IPC) Senator Muhammad Ali Saif, Senator Mirza Mohammad Afridi and Fayaz Thaheem, Manager (Procurement & Coordination), IPC, said a press release.

The delegation would meet with the President of Arab Parliament, it further said. During the visit, delegation would also call on Prime Minister Djibouti, President of the Arab Parliament, President of Chamber of Commerce, and with the Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Commerce, and Budget.

This is the first official visit of a delegation from Pakistan to Djibouti to establish Pakistan's "Engage Africa" policy, which aims at rooting its ties with the African continent by intensifying Islamabad's diplomatic footprint in the region and expanding economic engagement. Moreover, meeting with the President of the Arab Parliament and his delegation will also strengthen the bilateral ties between Pakistan and the Arab world. The need for devising a special package for Pakistani investors and entrepreneurs looking to invest and provide quality services in the Djibouti International Free Trade Zone (DIFTZ) was expressed by President International Parliamentarians' Congress (IPC), Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani during a meeting with the Djibouti Delegation.