Islamabad, 23 August 2022 (TDI): Pakistan’s Member of the National Assembly, Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh, convener of the Pakistan-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group (PFG), stated that Pakistan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have a long history of mutual collaboration based on mutual economic and trade interests.

He stated that parliamentary exchanges are essential for improving people-to-people relations between the two countries.

He conveyed these thoughts today in Parliament House during a discussion with PFG members from both Pakistan and Korea.

Lee Hack Young, Head of the Korea-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, and a team of Korean parliamentarians are on an official visit to Pakistan from August 22nd to August 25th, 2022.

Qaiser Ahmed Sheik, Convener of the Pakistan-Korea PFG, stated that he watched the transition of the ROK from an underdeveloped to a developed country.

He stated that Pakistan is a nation of potential and that South Korean companies may engage in various economic sectors.

While noting the enormous tourist prospect of Gandhara ancient remains in Pakistan and Buddhist sacred sights in Pakistan, he urged the Korean Parliamentarians team to explore Pakistan.

He stated that the current administration is determined to finish all CPEC projects since CPEC is intended to improve regional connectivity.

Remarks of the PFG members

Members of the PFG stated that Pakistan and Korea have a wide range of areas of cooperation, particularly in technology and autos.

The members stated that Pakistan provides a favorable market, particularly for autos.

Moreover, the members also requested Korean parliamentarians to support Kashmiris’ right to self-determination in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Lee Hack Young, the Korean-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group leader in the Korean National Assembly, expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome.

He also thanked Pakistan for assisting Korean nationals fleeing Afghanistan when the Taliban gained control.

Members of the Korean Parliament, Lee Sangheon, Kim Byungio, and An Byunggil, also shared their vision for strengthening bilateral ties.

In addition, members of the Korean Parliamentary delegation also discussed Korea’s technological and industrial growth. They expressed full support for cutting-edge technology development in various socioeconomic areas throughout the country.