The President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi, issued a statement on Thursday in Islamabad encouraging closer ties between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the areas of trade, economy, and education.
He remarked that the already warm ties between the two countries could be expanded for everyone’s benefit. In order to foster understanding between the two nations’ citizens, he emphasised the importance of greater collaboration in the fields of higher education, academia, and research. The President made these remarks to a visiting Sri Lankan government delegation at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Twenty Sri Lankan high-ranking civil servants are currently at Pakistan’s National Defence University in Islamabad for a two-week training programme in areas such as international relations, peace and strategic studies, public policy, leadership, and management. The president has called on the government to prioritise the needs of the people, increase the effectiveness of the system, and use all of their skills and expertise to propel the country forward quickly.
He suggested that developing nations prioritise improving their education and healthcare systems, in addition to taking swift action to deal with their problems. The president has stated that politicians and bureaucrats must embrace new technologies and act swiftly in order to pave the way for innovation in the IT industry.
According to him, countries should prioritise building knowledge economies and fostering their citizens’ brainpower if they want to rise to the top of the international stage. He claimed that by prioritising the IT sector and implementing business-friendly policies, developing nations could speed up their economic growth.
On Thursday, President Dr. Arif Alvi emphasised the importance of parliamentary cooperation among the member countries of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to advance global peace, democracy, and sustainable development. Using political dialogue and parliamentary action, he reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for the IPU’s goals of promoting peace, democracy, human rights, youth empowerment, and sustainable development.
President Obama made these comments to Inter-Parliamentary Union President Duarte Pacheco at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Parliamentarians, President Alvi argued, can play a crucial role in fostering global stability and mediating conflicts. He stressed the importance of international cooperation in ending wars and establishing lasting peace.
He urged parliamentarians everywhere to join forces in the pursuit of world peace and prosperity. The president gave the visiting dignitary a rundown of Pakistan’s role in the global fight against terrorism. He stated that Pakistan had lost over $100 billion in economic output and thousands of civilian and security force personnel in their long war against terrorist elements.