Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq has said on Tuesday that without solution of outstanding Kashmir issue developmentof Pakistan and India ties were not possible.
He stated this while talking to Ambassador of Germany Martin Kobler and the participants of the 2018 Course for Senior Officials of the Federal Academy of Security Policy of Germany in the meetings separately in Islamabad.
He said Pakistan and Afghanistan are victims of terrorism and both suffered a lot from the menace of extremism. Joint strategy and closer cooperation is needed between the two countries to address the root causes of terrorism.The speaker said that Pakistan and Germany enjoys cordial and cooperative relations which needs to be further strengthened through substantive and long term parliamentary and economic cooperation.
Ayaz Sadiq emphasized the need for a regular interaction between political leadership, parliamentarians and people of Pakistan and Germany that will take the existing relations to new heights.
Regarding Pak-US relations, the Speaker said that we would like to have good relations with the United States based on mutual respect and equality.Earlier, the German Ambassador Martin Kobler said that his government attaches immense importance to its relations with Pakistan and wants to further cement them through cooperation in diverse fields.
He agreed that frequent interaction between business communities and parliamentarians would be beneficial for both the nations.
The German Ambassador said his country would continue to support Pakistan at the regional as well as international level in its efforts towards achieving democratic and economic development.