NA: (Ambassador designate to Bulgaria meets NA Speaker)

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador Designate to Bulgaria A.S Babar Hashmi called on Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq here in Parliament House on Tuesday.

Matters of Pak-Bulgaria relations and mutual interest were discussed in the meeting. While talking to Ambassador Designate, the Speaker said that Pakistan and Bulgaria enjoy long standing friendly relations and Pakistan wants to revitalize the existing relations through enhanced economic and parliamentary coordination.

He said there was a great potential in trade and commerce sectors for both countries to avail investment opportunities. He said that Pakistan desires to broaden the existing cooperation in diverse fields including trade, cultural and business areas. He underlined the need to increase interaction between business and trade communities of both countries to enhance economic cooperation.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq applauded Hashmi’s diplomatic services rendered in Pakistan Foreign Service by building better relations with various countries.

He asked him to utilize his diplomatic expertise to further improve the relations with Bulgaria by presenting a favorable image of Pakistan to secure trade and investment in Pakistan.

The Ambassador Designate expressed his gratitude to Speaker National Assembly for kind words and assured to make all out efforts to further strengthen the relations between both the countries.