Australian High Commissioner Calls on Pakistan’s PM, Discuss Bilateral Ties

Tue Apr 23 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Neil Hawkins paid a courtesy call to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday.

During the meeting, the prime minister said both Pakistan and Australia enjoyed friendly and cordial relations.

He expressed satisfaction over the current state of bilateral ties and said Pakistan was keen to enhance cooperation in agriculture, livestock, mining and other fields.

He also invited Australian companies and experts to share their expertise and best practices with Pakistani counterparts.

The PM acknowledged the contribution of the Pakistani diaspora in Australia, including a significant number of students.

On his part, the High Commissioner reaffirmed the desire of the Australian side to strengthen relations with Pakistan and assured the prime minister of his cooperation.

He briefed the premier on some of the upcoming bilateral engagements, including visits of senior Australian defence officials to Pakistan.

While noting the priority areas indicated by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the High Commissioner also expressed interest in strengthening sports and cultural cooperation, especially in cricket and hockey.

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HC Commends Pakistani Security Guards

The High Commissioner commended the valiant efforts of Pakistani security guards whose bravery saved many lives during the recent stabbing attacks in Sydney.

One Pakistani security guard lost his life while another was wounded during the attack in which five women were killed.


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