Chairman Pakistan-Korea Friendship Group meets Mirza Afridi

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Islamabad, AUG 24 /DNA/ – Deputy Chairman Senate, Mirza Muhammad Afridi met with Chairman of Pakistan-Korea Friendship Group and Member of South Korean Parliament, Lee Hack-Young today at Parliament House. Issues of mutual interest including bilateral relations were discussed.

Senators Manzoor Ahmed Kakar, Rana Mahmood ul Hasan and Naseebullah Bazai were also present during the meeting.  Further strengthening of parliamentary relations was also discussed in the meeting. The Deputy Chairman Senate said that Pakistan and the Republic of Korea have a history of mutual cooperation based on mutual trade and economic interest and parliamentary exchanges are indispensable for enhancing mutual cooperation and people-to-people contacts. 

He said that the Republic of Korea has been able to join the list of developed countries in a short period of time and developing countries need to learn from the experiences of the Republic of Korea. Mirza Muhammad Afridi underlined that there are plenty of investment opportunities in Pakistan and Korean investors need to take advantage of these opportunities.

South Korea can benefit from Pakistan’s skilled labor force. Deputy Chairman Senate, Mirza Muhammad Afridi apprised that there are remnants of Gandhara civilization and holy places of Buddhism in Pakistan.

He added that CPEC will enhance regional connectivity, which will further develop the region and the present government is committed to complete all CPEC projects. Chairman and Member of Parliament, Mr. Lee Hack-young said that there are vast opportunities for cooperation between Pakistan and Korea, especially in the field of technology and automobiles, and the latest technologies are developed in various socio-economic sectors against the background of technological and industrial development of Korea. He assured to provide all possible support to Pakistan. It was agreed to further strengthen parliamentary ties and bilateral relations.