ISLAMABAD-National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf   said Pakistan gives immense value to its relations with the Republic of Korea (ROK) and desires to further deepen the existing relations through enhanced parliamentary and economic cooperation.

He made these remarks in a meeting with Ambassador of South Korea to Pakistan Suh Sangpyo at Parliament House. Matters pertaining to bilateral relations, and key regional and international issues were discussed in the meeting. The speaker said that Pakistan and Korea enjoy long-standing relations which are based on decades-old economic partnerships. While recalling the visit of the members of Republic of Korea-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group to Pakistan from August 22-25, 2022,

He added that Korean companies can further invest in Pakistan’s lucrative market, especially in the fields of business, communication, energy, infrastructure and Information Technology.

About the unprecedented catastrophe caused by recent devastating floods in Pakistan, he said that National Assembly in collaboration with Inter-Parliamentary Union had hosted 3rd Regional Seminar for the Parliaments of Asia Pacific region on achieving the sustainable development goals from September 13-14, 2022 to highlight the vulnerabilities of developing countries especially the countries of the Asia-Pacific region from the ever-intensifying impacts of global climate change.

He said that an emergency resolution will be presented in the context of the devastating floods in Pakistan in the next meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Rwanda. The objective of this resolution is to present a forceful demand that developed countries must compensate for irreparable socio-economic losses due to climate change in developing countries, he added. Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Pakistan Suh Sangpyo said that ROK also considers Pakistan one of its close friends and an important economic partner. He said that Korean investors are eager to explore and further invest in Pakistan for the mutual benefit of both countries.

Argentinean envoy calls 

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Meanwhile, Ambassador of Argentina to Pakistan   Leopoldo Sahores called on Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf at Parliament House. Matters pertaining to bilateral and parliamentary relations were discussed in the meeting. Speaker said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its relations with Argentina as both fraternal countries are tied up in deep bonds of mutual trust, respect and cooperation. He said the Pakistan-Argentina Parliamentary Friendship Group in the National Assembly of Pakistan reflects stable parliamentary relations between the fraternal countries. He underlined that regular exchange of Parliamentary delegations, economic collaboration and people-to-people contact will consolidate relations between both countries.