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Pakistan Highly values its ties with Cuba: Nayyer Bokhari

Islamabad, January 03, 2013 (PPI-OT): Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari has said that Pakistan and Cuba enjoy close, cordial and fraternal relations and that the hallmark of our friendship is pursuit of shared ideals of a world based on value of peace and harmony, and betterment of our people through increased cooperation in all areas of human endeavour.

He expressed these views while a addressing a gathering at Cultural Gala organized by Cuban Embassy at Pakistan national Council of Arts this evening He underscored the need for promoting people-to-people contacts and it should remain our constant endeavour to further elevate our bilateral relations at political and parliamentary levels. He observed that greater exchange of Parliamentary delegations hold the key in this regard.

Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari extended heartiest greetings and warmest sentiments, on behalf of Pakistan Government, Parliament and the whole nation to both Cuban Government and the people and also appreciated Jesus Zenen Buergo Concepcion, Ambassador of Cuba, for excellent arrangements made for the cultural gala.

He expressed the hope that this event would lead to more cultural exchanges between the two friendly countries in future with a view to bringing our peoples closers and strengthening our bonds of friendship.

Nayyer Bokhari recalled his visit to Cuba while leading a parliamentary delegation late last year. The exemplary hospitality, warmth and care extended to us during the visit will forever remain etched in my heart as indelible emblem of Pak-Cuba friendship. As President of Pakistan Senate’s Friendship Group with Cuba, Chairman Senate said that it is my earnest desire to enhance exchange of parliamentary delegations with a view to augmenting mutually-beneficial cooperation, understanding and sharing of good practices between our two Parliaments.

I am confident, the Senate Chairman said, that Pak-Cuba relations will continue to flourish in the days ahead, and move from generation to generation and strength to strength. I feel deeply honoured and pleased to join our Cuban friends in this splendidly-organized cultural gala as part of Cuba’s national day celebrations.

Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari appreciated the Cuban assistance and cooperation in the field of Health and Education. He thanked the government and people of Cuba for the generous support during October 2005 earthquake.

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