Italy’s envoy calls on Senate chairman Sanjrani

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday – June 24, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The senate chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani said, Tuesday, that the world is facing serious challenges due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic and there is a need to adopt a collective approach to face the problems posed by this crisis.

According to an official statement, the ambassador of Italy Andreas Ferrarese called on senate chairman Sanjrani, in the federal capital, during the meeting both the countries agreed to enhance mutual ties especially in areas of trade, economy and parliamentary linkages.

Senate chairman Sanjrani said that people and parliament of Pakistan are deeply concerned on human and material loss caused by the epidemic in Italy and added that he intended to visit the Italian embassy in Islamabad to condole over the human loss. 

He said that Pakistan is eager to cooperate with Italy to face the challenge of epidemic with a collective approach and added that parliamentary linkages are the most appropriate channel to boost political, economic and trade relations. 

Senate chairman Sanjrani said that Pakistan-Italy friendship group in senate will be activated to enhance the economic and business ties and called for frequent exchange of delegations comprising of parliamentarians and business community in this regard.

He invited the Italian parliamentarian to visit Pakistan especially Gwadar to benefit from investment opportunities as the situation gets normal and added that there is a huge potential for future investment in Gwadar projects and Italian businessman should exploit these opportunities. 

Senate chairman Sanjrani said that senate is ready to provide conducive environment for exchange of trade and business delegations to enhance the trade volume between two countries. 

He suggested that chambers of commerce in both the countries should explore the avenues for enhanced trade relations.

The Italian ambassador Ferrarese said that Italy gives utmost importance to its relations with Pakistan and all out efforts will be made to boost the economic ties. 

He said that the world community should adopt a collective approach to face the challenges arising out of COVID-19 epidemic.