Pakistan taking revolutionary steps to promote alternative renewable energy resources: NA Speaker


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday said vibrant bilateral relations between Pakistan and Spain give dynamism to existing ties by sharing knowledge, expertise and enhanced capacities.

The friendly relations between both the countries may generate new avenues of cooperation for sustainable development and socio-economic uplift, the Speaker said this while talking to Spanish Ambassador, Carlos Cesar Morales Sanchez, who called on him here at Parliament House.

Referring to Spain’s interest in investment and trade opportunities, particularly in Pakistan’s wind and solar energy, agriculture, textile and tourism sector, the Speaker said Pakistan was taking revolutionary steps in promoting alternative renewable energy resources.

He further informed the Ambassador that Pakistan’s Parliament is first in world to be completely powered by solar energy and stressed the need for promoting people-to-people contact.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq remarked that Pakistan has taken keen interest in attaining sustainable goals and benchmark has been set in the Parliament House by establishing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Secretariat that will provide technical assistance in achieving sustainable development in the country.

He reiterated the need for forging stronger partnerships in advancing common interests and informed regarding Pakistan-Spain Friendship Group established in National Assembly of Pakistan.

The Speaker urged for diversification of bilateral relations and stressed the need for strengthening inter-Parliamentary relations through regular exchange of parliamentary delegations.

Spanish Ambassador congratulated the Speaker for enabling Pakistan’s Parliament as first in the world to go green.

He added said Spain acknowledges and appreciates Pakistan’s contribution in global war on terror and its endeavors for regional peace and stability.

Carlos reinforced commitment for further cementing ties with Pakistan.

Referring to Spain-Pakistan friendship group formed in Spanish Legislature, he highlighted that Spain reciprocates Pakistan’s gesture of friendship and aspires to cement and diversify bilateral relations with Pakistan.

Source: APP

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