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Swedish Parliamentary and trade delegation to arrive in Islamabad on 18th May, 2014

Islamabad, May 16, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Speaker of the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) Mr. Per Westerberg will arrive in Islamabad on 18th May, 2014 on a 3-day official visit to Pakistan. The Swedish Speaker is accompanied by a twenty member delegation comprising parliamentarians and leading businessmen.

The Swedish Speaker is visiting Pakistan on the invitation of Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq who extended this invitation as a commitment for promotion of bilateral parliamentary exchanges and supplementing government-to-government interaction with important members of the European Union.

The delegation will be received by Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abassi, Muhammad Khan Daha, MNA/Convener PSPFG, Secretary National Assembly and other senior officers of the National Assembly Secretariat at Nur Khan Airbase, Rawalpindi.

During its stay in Pakistan, the Swedish delegation apart from meeting with Speaker National Assembly will also meet President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chairman Senate, Federal Ministers for Finance, Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Interior, Information Technology and Telecommunications, National Food Security, Petroleum and Natural Resources and Law and Justice.

The Swedish Parliamentarians will also meet Women Parliamentarians and Members of the Pakistan-Sweden Parliamentary Friendship Group in the National Assembly. In last leg of its visit, the delegation will visit Lahore and interact with Members of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lahore.

The visit of Swedish delegation is being viewed as a positive step towards strengthening of bilateral and trade relations existing between Pakistan and Sweden. Pakistan values its bilateral relations with Sweden and appreciates Swedish support for Pakistan for the Autonomous Trade Preferences (ATPs) package for Pakistan including their assistance in attaining GSP plus Status by the European Union.

It is anticipated that the exchange of views and experiences between Pakistani and Swedish Parliamentarians would understand each other’s perspectives more clearly whereas the interaction between businessmen would help in exploring vast economic potential in Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Karamat Hussain Niazi
Secretary
National Assembly of Pakistan
Parliament House, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 922 1082 -83
Fax: +9251 922 1106

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