Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker of the National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, visited Berlin from 4-8 July, 2016, on the invitation of the President of Bundestag, Prof. Norbert Lammert. The visit was a reflection of strong linkages, and frequent exchanges, between the Parliaments of Germany and Pakistan. During his stay in Germany, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq called on Chancellor Angela Merkel; and discussed parliamentary relations and bilateral cooperation between the two countries; as well as Afghanistan and Kashmir. In his meetings with the President of the Bundestag ( Speaker of the Parliament) - which also included a dinner at his residence - Speaker Ayaz Sadiq exchanged views with his counterpart on facilitating enhanced interaction and institutional linkages between the parliamentary institutions of both countries. The Speaker also held meetings with various Committees of the Bundestag; including the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development, the Committee on Defense; the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the South Asia Friendship group. The President of the Brandenburg State Parliament also hosted a lunch for the Speaker. The Speaker also delivered a talk at the prestigious think tank SWP and expounded Pakistan's position on key foreign policy issues. During his interactions in Germany, the Speaker discussed full spectrum of relations with his interlocutors. Regional and international issues of mutual concern also came under discussion. The Speaker reiterated the resolve of the government for a peaceful neighborhood and its desire to settle all outstanding political and security issues in the region. The successful efforts of the Pakistani government towards improvement of economy were highlighted. During the various meetings, It was agreed to facilitate enhanced relations between the two countries, particularly in the area of commercial cooperation.

Picture
Picture
Picture
Picture
Picture
Picture
Picture
Picture